In a petition in private at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, it was alleged that missing financial advisor Lynda Spence and a hood forced over her head and her ankles smashed with a hammer before she was killed.
Four men have been sent for trial charged with the abduction, torture and murder of missing financial adviser Lynda Spence. Her body has not yet been found.
However, there was increased police activity in the search at Meadowfoot Road when our photographer was there on Tuesday morning.
Police told the 'News' that detectives were set to be at Meadowfoot Road for at least another week.
See full story in this week's Largs and Millport Weekly News.