The man accused of abducting and murdering April Jones has resumed giving evidence at Mold Crown Court today under cross-examination.
Elwen Evans QC questioned Mark Bridger about whether April got into his car on the evening of her disappearance, and whether she was 'happy and smiling' as she did so.
He answered: "April was in my arms."
Asked again if April was happy and smiling, Mr Bridger replied "No."
He told the court a child witness who said she saw April entering his vehicle 'happy and smiling' was not telling the truth.
He said he believed the child witness had mistaken the account for another day and another car, or had been 'influenced', saying: "She's confused and upset; she's a seven-year-old child."
Mr Bridger told the courtroom: "April has never, ever got into my car."
He denies all the charges against him.
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.