A convicted murderer has been granted permission to marry his gay paedophile lover behind bars. However, the prison service will not let them to share a cell.

William Beggs, 42, known as the “Limbs in the Loch Killer,” was jailed for life in 2001. Beggs drugged, raped and murdered 18 year-old Barry Wallace before dumping his head in the sea and his limbs and torso into Loch Lomond. He escaped to Amsterdam where he eventually surrendered to police.

“We’ve heard it all now,” said the mother of Begg’s victim, Christine Wallace. ” It is Mr Beggs we are talking about. Whatever he wants he seems to get, but this is the last straw.”

The Scottish Executive has confirmed that there are no legal bars to prisoners registering a civil partnership.

Last year, PinkNews.co.uk reported that a convicted paedophile, Mark Beech was planning to marry his boyfriend in a civil partnership ceremony in prison.

However, this will be the first marriage between two gay prisoners.