Mum 'heard son crying after being snatched by man'
Daniel Fewtrell, 39, is said to have led the seven-year-old away by the arm in Ayrshire.
A mum told a child abduction trial
The woman was waiting for the boy to return home after visiting his gran when Daniel Fewtrell is said to have taken him by the arm and led him away.
She ran to Fewtrell's home in Galston, Ayrshire, and started yelling her son's name until she heard him shout back.
She told Kilmarnock Sheriff Court: "I heard him shouting, 'Just let me go home. I want to see my mum and dad.'
"I tried to open the door to get him out but it was locked.
"When I tried the handle I saw my son standing and crying. The accused came to the door and opened it after that."
The woman, who cannot be named to protect the child's identity, saw Fewtrell's girlfriend sitting on a couch while he "staggered about, crazy".
She added: "I was just shouting 'let my son out the house' and he did open the door and let him out.
"Why did he have my son in the house? That's what I was wondering."
She said her boy was "traumatised" when he emerged.
She added: "He was grey. He was still crying when he came out. Why would someone do that?"
The 39-year-old said Fewtrell drew his fists back as if he was going to hit her.
"I called him a beast," she added. "I know I shouldn't have done that but I did.
"I thought he had a drink in him or... it just didn't seem right."
Fewtrell denies abducting the boy, offering him a cigarette and threatening or abusive behaviour in the town in October 2018.
The trial continues.