A former murder accused's version of events about the disappearance of a missing businesswoman has been heard by a jury.
Financial adviser Lynda Spence, 27, has not been seen since April 2011.
It is alleged she was abducted, tortured and murdered by Philip Wade and Colin Coats, both 42, which they deny.
Paul Smith, 47, and David Parker, 38, were also charged with Ms Spence's murder but they were acquitted last week after they admitted holding her against her will and attempting to defeat the ends of justice and will be sentenced for those crimes at a later date.
Smith has given evidence for the Crown, telling jurors at the High Court in Glasgow that Coats and Wade took Ms Spence to Parker's flat on April 14 2011 under the pretence that it was to be used as a safe house for her as she owed money to people who wanted to hurt her.
She was held in the attic of the property in Meadowfoot Road, West Kilbride, Ayrshire, for 13 days, where she was bound to a chair and tortured by the two men, Smith said.
He and Parker were released from their duties on April 27 when Coats and Wade told them "yous can go", the witness said. Smith said he does not know what happened to Ms Spence after that but told the court he believes she is dead.
Derek Ogg QC, representing Coats, said: "Let me put to you my client's position. Philip Wade asked you for a favour and that was to provide a safe house for someone who was being chased for money, who was in danger if she was caught. You would provide the place and you would get squared up at the end, and you would also get some cocaine for yourself out of it."
Mr Ogg put it to Smith that, when he realised the police were investigating Ms Spence's disappearance as a murder, he and Parker "got their heads together to get their stories straight" and made up the story about Ms Spence being strapped to a chair and assaulted.
Smith said this was "rubbish" and "not true".