A MUSIC producer told a court how he dived for cover after a gunman sprayed bullets at a Rastafarian temple, killing his friend.

Michael Spence, known as Dub Up, was giving evidence at the murder trial of alleged killers Garfield Howey Stewart, aged 23, from Sydenham, and his brother, Gayon Dwayne Stewart, aged 19.

The court heard how victim Junior George Collins died from a single gunshot wound as Howey allegedly fired five rounds at the door of a Rastafarian temple in Kennington.

Mr Spence knew the defendants as they were regular visitors to the temple where they used to hang around in a gang and play pool. A row broke out between the defendants and Mr Collins, aged 40, when he visited the temple to discuss some music business on September 29 last year.

The defendants walked out and minutes later gunshots rang out as the temple elders began locking up for the night.

Mr Spence told the court how a jam of terrified people formed at the rear door as they tried to escape the gun attack and he ran upstairs to see where the gunfire was coming from.

The court heard another gun was used to return fire from the temples front garden.

It is claimed the Stewart brothers, Gayon of Denman Street, Nottingham and Garfield of Vigilant Close, Sydenham were part of a quartet causing trouble at the Rastafarian temple. They both deny murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The trial continues.