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Girlfriend appears over gun death

Martyn Barclay
Mr Barclay was found unconscious by a member of the public in January

The girlfriend of a father shot in Edinburgh has appeared in court charged with his murder.

Caroline Igoe, 31, denies shooting Martyn Barclay, 26, in the head in Hazelwood Grove, Edinburgh on 17 January this year. He later died.

She was in the dock for a preliminary hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

Her brother Paul Igoe, 36, also denies a charge of murder and the pair are charged with firearm offences including possession of a handgun.

They are finally charged with attempting to defeat the ends of justice between 17 January and 7 June this year.

Firearm charges

It is claimed that they removed the alleged murder weapon and that Mr Igoe tried to get his father Archie Hunter to hide the gun at his home in the capital's Morrison Crescent.

He is said to have left a top worn during the alleged attack at a flat in the city's Gracemount Drive before later trying to collect it.

Paul Igoe is then accused of asking a woman to pick it up before he and his sister allegedly got a teenage girl to eventually get the garment before it was disposed of.

A third man Kenneth Carruthers, 36, also appeared in the dock on Friday with the duo.

He faces two firearm charges and an allegation of attempting to defeat the ends of justice in that he buried the alleged murder weapon in Edinburgh's Craigmillar Castle Park.

Lawyers for all accused entered not guilty pleas on their behalf.

Judge Lady Dorrian adjourned the case for a further preliminary hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh on 3 December.

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