A jury has heard blood found in the home of the man accused of murdering schoolgirl April Jones matches the five-year-old's DNA.
Forensic Scientist Emma Howes said blood was found in various locations at Mark Bridger's home. She said it matched April's DNA profile and that there was a one-in-a-billion chance of it being someone else's blood.
She told the jury blood stains were found under the living room carpet. She said this stain indicates that the carpet was in 'prolonged contact' with a source of April Jones' blood.
Blood matching April's DNA was also found in the bathroom on a shower curtain and her DNA was found on a washing machine.
Mark Bridger, from Machynlleth, denies murder, abduction and intending to pervert the course of justice.
The trial continues at Mold Crown Court.
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.