Serial killer Peter Tobin who murdered at least three women dies at 76

Serial killer Peter Tobin who murdered three women and is suspected of killing many more has died at 76

  • Peter Tobin, 76, was convicted of three murders, plus two rapes of young girls
  • Polish student Angelika Kluk was discovered under a Glasgow church in 2006

The infamous Scottish serial killer and paedophile Peter Tobin has died aged 76 following a series of health problems.

The murderer was known to have killed three women but is thought to have slaughtered many more. 

Tobin was serving a life sentence for raping and murdering Polish student Angelika Kluk, 23, and hiding her body under the floor of a Glasgow church in 2006.

Tobin had worked in the church as a handyman, which is how police identified him as a suspect. 

He is thought to be one of the UK’s worst ever serial killers. 

The killer was also serving life terms for the murders of 15-year-old schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton, of Redding, near Falkirk, in 1991, and 18-year-old Dinah McNicol the same year.

Their bodies were found 17 years later, buried in the garden of his former home in Margate, Kent.

Evil serial killer Peter Tobin has died at age 76 after a battle against numerous health issues

He was convicted for the murders of (L-R) Angelika Kluk, Vicky Hamilton and Dinah McNicol

An insider told The Sun that Tobin has been at death’s door for months. 

He was admitted to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh from HMP Edinburgh after falling ill in April of this year.

This came just two months after another trip to the hospital over his health issues in February. 

Tobin has been at the centre of a string of reported health scares over the past decade.

In January 2019 it was reported that he was too frail to leave his cell after being struck down by cancer.

And in February 2016 he was taken to the Royal Infirmary by ambulance after he reportedly collapsed in his cell.

Tobin was also slashed in the face with a razor blade during what was said to be a prison attack back in 2015, leaving him with an 8in scar.

This story is being updated. 

Angelika, Dinah and Vicky: The tragic victims of Peter Tobin

Tobin (above) was handed life terms for all three murders in separate trials

Until the body of Polish student Angelika Kluk was found in 2006, under the floorboards of a Glasgow church where Tobin worked as a handyman, his most serious offence was believed to have been the 1994 rape of two young girls, for which he received a 14-year jail term.

After his arrest for Angelika’s murder, police began probing Tobin’s earlier life and found the bodies of Vicky Hamilton and Dinah McNicol in a shallow grave in his former home in Margate, Kent. 

Hitchhiker Dinah had just finished her A-levels in 1991 and was hitching with a man she had befriended at a music festival.

Thrice-married Tobin, a father of two, had been visiting his son in Portsmouth and picked them up. 

He dropped the man off near the M25 and no one saw Dinah again.

Tobin’s looks and car matched the description provided by Miss McNicol’s friend of the man who had given them a lift.

Her body was found bound and gagged a few feet from another teenage victim, Vicky Hamilton, who had been snatched in Bathgate, Lothian, as she headed home, also in 1991.

Vicky’s body had been cut in half – probably to make it easier to transport from Scotland. Both bodies were wrapped in rubbish sacks which had Tobin’s fingerprints.  

The remains of Miss Hamilton and Miss McNicol were found to contain traces of an anti-depressant that can cause drowsiness and dizziness. 

He was handed life terms for all three murders in separate trials. 

Police set up Operation Anagram in 2006 to see if they could connect Tobin with hundreds of other unsolved crimes, though the investigations were wound down in 2011.

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