The parents of murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross have spoken of their huge loss at an emotional public memorial service for their daughter.
Alice's mother Ros Hodgkiss and father Jose Gross spoke to hundreds of well-wishers who had queued in driving rain to attend the humanist service in Greenford, west London.
Many in the congregation were left in tears as two songs recorded by 14-year-old Alice, a talented singer, were played at the service.
Her mother told the congregation:
I have been numbed by shock and grief, I have felt outrage and anger at the loss of her life and unbelievable sadness at the emptiness that has been left.
The memorial service at Greenford Town Hall, Middlesex was held just over a week after Alice's family held a funeral for the schoolgirl.
Alice's body was found in the River Brent in west London on September 30, four weeks after she disappeared.
The prime suspect in her murder, Latvian national and convicted killer Arnis Zalkalns, was found hanged on October 4.
Alice's disappearance sparked an outpouring of support around Hanwell, where she lived with her parents and elder sister, Nina.