Killer Caroline Igoe in jail ‘Commonwealth Games’

KILLER model Caroline Igoe showed off her athletic prowess to get a podium place in a Commonwealth Games-style prison tournament.
Igoe yearned to be a top model. Picture: contributedIgoe yearned to be a top model. Picture: contributed
Igoe yearned to be a top model. Picture: contributed

Igoe – serving at least 20 years behind bars for shooting dead her boyfriend in the Capital in 2009 – is said to have excelled in the event, which was designed to bring a taste of Glasgow 2014 behind bars.

Offenders at prisons across Scotland were invited to challenge themselves by taking part in triathlons and even indoor bowls.

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Igoe posed for a photograph with fellow lag Megan Watt – also serving a life sentence – with a certificate for coming third place in the women’s competition.

Watt, who stabbed mum-of-four Ann Marie Kelly to death with Colin Renicks in Coatbridge in 2010, ranked first in the contest.

Igoe was convicted in 2010 of killing Martyn Barclay by shooting him in the head near their home in the Inch.

The trial at the High Court in Edinburgh heard that she grabbed Martyn’s 9mm pistol and gunned him down in cold blood in January 2009.

Her brother Paul, 40, was jailed for six years for attempting to cover up the crime by disposing of the gun.

It is believed Igoe, 36, was moved to Greenock prison from Saughton earlier this year after jail drug smuggling allegations came to light.

The Evening News understands that the mum-of-one spends every day in the prison gym to keep her fitness levels up.

A source said Igoe jumped at the chance to compete in the games with fellow inmates.

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A spokeswoman for the Scottish Prison Service said she was unable to comment on any individual, but confirmed Commonwealth-themed events were held at prisons across Scotland in the summer. Physical training instructors adapted sports events to the prison facilities and tailored them to the demographic of the inmates.

The spokeswoman said: “During the summer months, to raise the profile of the Commonwealth Games, offenders were invited to take part in a number of Commonwealth Games-themed events, involving education and physical activities.

“This was a great opportunity to learn about different cultures from across the Commonwealth and participate in sports which were featuring in the Games. Apart from the physical benefits, they were able to reflect on current events in Scotland.”

Mr Barclay was discovered dying in the street outside the home he shared with Igoe and her family in the Hazelwood Grove in January 2009.

The court heard Igoe and her boyfriend rowed over money hours before she shot him. It emerged that she looked up modelling photographs of herself on a website minutes after pulling the trigger.