The prosecution are reading a statement from Coral Jones, April Jones' mother, detailing the events of the evening she went missing.
On the way home I texted Paul and asked him to make April and her friend spaghetti on toast for their tea. April cleared her plate, which is unusual because she's not normally a good eater.
A little later April wanted to go out to play. Paul and I said no, she wanted to take her bike to her friend's next door.
She kept on and on and had a little tantrum and I eventually gave in so she went next door to play.
I told her I didn't want her out for long. I think it was about 7pm and that was the last time I saw her.
Mrs Jones said her daughter was wearing a white school shirt and black school trousers with a blue/purple coat.
She said she thought April's blonde, shoulder-length hair would have been tied in a loose pony tail. April also had a Hello Kitty wash-off tattoo.
I wanted April to come back home. It was cold and getting darker. I sent my son to look for her.
Within a very short time he came running home and he was in a hysterical state. He said that April's friend had seen her getting into a car with a man and that she had gone.
I immediately went over and asked April's friend what she had seen. I was told that April had got into a car with a man and he had driven off.
The parents of murdered April Jones fear that killer Mark Bridger may never reveal where the body of their daughter is.
ITV News correspondent Carole Green has covered the month-long trial of Mark Bridger at Mold Crown Court. Here she gives her personal view.
The disappearance of April Jones prompted the biggest search of its kind in British policing history.