A man accused of murdering a missing businesswoman told his friend he would get a bullet in the head if he gave police certain information, a court has heard.
Lee Winyard, 41, said Philip Wade warned him not to tell officers about seeing him or his co-accused, Colin Coats, in the alleged victim's car.
The witness was giving evidence at the trial of Wade, 42, Coats, 42, David Parker, 38, and Paul Smith, 47, who are accused of abducting, torturing and murdering missing financial adviser Lynda Spence, which they all deny.
Ms Spence, 27, has not been seen since April 13 2011 when she left her parents' house in Glasgow after taking her mother flowers for her birthday.
Mr Winyard told jurors that Wade and Coats were in a silver Vauxhall Astra on April 29 2011 when they came to visit him in Tighnabruaich, Argyll, where he was staying in his caravan with friend Wilma Cairns, 43, and his young daughter.
Wade later told him the car was the one which featured in a missing person poster relating to Ms Spence's disappearance, which the court heard previously she had rented, Mr Winyard said.
During the visit, Mr Winyard claims the two men asked about going out on a boat, telling him they wanted to "get rid" of something.
Wade also said he had killed a man with a hammer and chopped him up, Mr Winyard said. He told the court that the accused said this was someone who was "sent to watch over" him (Wade) in connection with the collection of money, and that Coats said the man "had some size of head".
When Mr Winyard and Wade discussed police involvement, the witness claims the accused said to him: "Tell them we came and saw you but don't tell them about the car because Colin Coats will put a bullet in your head."
The witness, who has a five-year-old daughter, said he was in fear of his life after the alleged threat and told jurors this was his reason for not telling police the truth in the first statements he gave.