Jailed killer James Bain relaxed in prison pics

Jamie Bain sits in his cell relaxed and surrounded by expensive items. Pictured: contributed
Jamie Bain sits in his cell relaxed and surrounded by expensive items. Pictured: contributed
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A NOTORIOUS murderer sent pictures of himself relaxing in his cell to several women – weeks after marrying his childhood sweetheart in prison.

Jamie Bain, 30, was sentenced to at least 22 years for gunning down former boxing champion Alex McKinnon at the Marmion pub in 2006.

The smirking killer sent images of himself sitting next to a rack of expensive trainers, enjoying home comforts including a television and music system while serving time at Shotts prison in Lanarkshire.

One of the women, who asked not to be named, said she was surprised to see how “happy and relaxed” Bain looked in the snaps.

“He doesn’t seem that bothered about his jail term,” she said. “He looks like he’s done his cell up with posters and flags so it all looks nice and home-like. I don’t think it’s fair on the victim’s family to see him like that.”

Bain – dubbed the “baby-faced assassin” for the high-profile killing – is pictured lounging on a chair, sporting a Celtic top in one of the grainy images.

In another he sits cross-legged, smirking in a pair of blue shorts and flip-flops.

He and long-time fiancée Dionne Hendry wed in a jail service conducted by Christopher Taylor, a priest at St Andrew’s Church, Airdrie, in July. But his marriage has not stopped the shotgun killer from contacting other women from inside, it has been claimed. “I think he talks to loads of girls even though he’s just got married,” one source said. “He has a phone and goes on Facebook, he uses loads of different names so they don’t know it’s him but his friends know who he is.

“They seem to always get phones in there – every time they’re caught with one, they seem to get another.”

Earlier this year, the Scottish Prison Service launched a mobile phone blitz with a test run of pioneering detecting technology, confiscating 200 phones from two prisons.

But Conservative councillor Jason Rust said more needed to be done to stop the contraband devices getting into prisons.

He said: “More effective safeguards are needed to ensure phones are not falling into the hands of criminals.”

A spokesman for the Scottish Prison Service said it was policy not to comment on individual prisoners, adding: “Possession of a mobile phone in prison is a criminal offence and we have measures in place to tackle this problem.”

kate.pickles@edinburghnews.com