Murderer Caroline Igoe moved after drugs claims

Aspiring model Caroline Igoe is serving 20 years for gunning down her boyfriend, Martyn Barclay. Picture: contributed
Aspiring model Caroline Igoe is serving 20 years for gunning down her boyfriend, Martyn Barclay. Picture: contributed
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AN aspiring model who shot her boyfriend in the head has been moved away from the Capital to another prison amid claims of drug smuggling, the Evening News can reveal.

Caroline Igoe, 34, is currently serving 20 years in prison for murdering her boyfriend, Martyn Barclay, outside their home in the Inch on January 17, 2009.

Igoe has been moved from Saughton to Greenock prison over concerns she was receiving smuggled contraband earlier this year.

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) declined to comment on the move.

Prison bosses launched a probe in March when they were handed copies of messages, which were seen by the Evening News, from 
Facebook between two of 
Igoe’s associates which reportedly discussed smuggling in “subys” – a slang word for suboxone which is used by heroin addicts to treat withdrawal symptoms.

It was also alleged that they planned to sneak in a mobile phone for the killer.

But an investigation by prison officers, which has already concluded, found no evidence to prove either allegation.

The SPS said at the time: “We take any suggestion that a prisoner is in possession of contraband extremely seriously, and will fully investigate such allegations, together with Police Scotland.”

It is understood that Igoe is unhappy with the move, as it means she is 75 miles away from her family in Edinburgh.

An SPS spokesman said they were unable to comment on individual prisoners or their locations.

Igoe was jailed for murder in 2010 after Mr Barclay was found dying of a gunshot wound outside their home in Hazelwood Grove. Sentencing her, Lord Bracadale said: “Martyn Barclay was your boyfriend. Very unwisely he kept a handgun. But that did not mean that he deserved to be shot with it.

“Yet, that is what the jury found that you did, in the public street in the morning outside the house where you and he and other members of your family lived.

“Just why you murdered Martyn Barclay was not clear, but it has left his family 

The court heard Igoe and her boyfriend had argued over money in the hours leading up to his death.

Her brother, Paul Igoe, was jailed for six years for attempting to cover up the crime and disposing of the gun.

In December, it was revealed Igoe’s supporters were quoting Adolf Hitler’s minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, in their bid to free her.