A witness in a murder trial has been accused of lying to a court to get himself cleared of killing a missing businesswoman.
Paul Smith was previously charged with the murder of financial adviser Lynda Spence, along with Colin Coats, 42, Philip Wade, 42, and David Parker, 38.
Parker and Smith had their pleas of not guilty accepted by the Crown last week when they admitted assaulting her and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.
Wade and Coats are still on trial at the High Court in Glasgow, where they deny abducting, torturing and murdering Ms Spence, 27, who disappeared in April 2011.
Smith, 47, has given evidence for the Crown, in which he told jurors Coats and Wade took Ms Spence to Parker's flat on April 14 2011. He said that 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.
Under cross-examination, Derek Ogg QC, defending Coats, said: "Your story about torture, about Lynda Spence being harmed and so on, is wrong. It is made up for a reason to gain you an advantage - just so we are not under any illusions, that is what I'm suggesting."
Mr Ogg asked Smith about pressure sores on Ms Spence's body, the smell of faeces and "clouds of flies" that the lawyer said would have occurred if Ms Spence had been strapped to the same chair, in the same position, for almost two weeks.
Smith said these were not things he had noticed, as he had only smelled urine and only heard Ms Spence complain about pain from her injuries caused by the two accused men.
Earlier, Smith was cross-examined by Wade's defence representative, Gary Allan QC, who said the witness had turned against his two former co-accused to get himself off.
The witness also told the court: "It wasn't me that cut (her) fingers off. It was Mr Coats and Mr Wade upstairs torturing her. They are the ones that done it, they brought her to that flat that day and they subjected her to it. That's the truth."