Peter Tobin dead: Evil Scottish serial killer who murdered at least three women dies

Scottish serial killer, Peter Tobin, who murdered at least three women, has died aged 76.

Convicted for the murders of Angelika Kluk, Vicky Hamilton and Dinah McNicol, Tobin was jailed for life and had been serving his sentence at HMP Edinburgh.

The notorious murderer, had been chained to his bed at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh after falling and breaking his hip, but finally succumbed after a battle with terminal cancer, the Daily Record revealed.

Tobin, from Johnstone, Renfrewshire, had been making regular trips to Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital, according to insiders.

Last month it was reported that he had been refusing food and his medication and was described as being ‘on death’s door’.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “At 6.04am on Saturday, October 8, 2022, officers attended at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh following the death of a 76-year-old man.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

Before being handed his triple life sentence, Tobin served 10 years behind bars after committing a double rape in 1993, for which he was released in 2004.

Today he takes a litany of dark secrets with him to the grave, including the names and whereabouts of other victims he is thought to have killed.

He became known to the mass public in 2007 when he was convicted of beating, raping and stabbing 23-year-old Polish student Angelika Kluk, to death.

Tobin used many aliases to cover his tracks and had been working as a ‘handyman’ at St Patrick’s Church in Glasgow’s Anderston under the fake name Pat McLaughlin when he killed the student the year before.

The case opened the floodgates on his dark past and in 2008 he was hauled back to court for the murder of 15-year-old Bathgate schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton.

Vicky had disappeared from a bus stop in Redding, near Falkirk in 1991.

Her remains were discovered as officers combed Tobin’s former home in Margate, Kent, along with the body of a third victim, Dinah McNicol.

Both girls were buried in his garden.

Dinah, 18, had been missing since 1991 when she hitched a lift with Tobin after leaving a music festival in Hampshire.

Tobin was given two more life sentences but always refused to co-operate with cops probing other crimes linked to him.

One insider said: “Sadly, very few of the worst prisoners actually rot in jail – but this is exactly what is happening to Tobin.”

In January, after suffering a suspected stroke, victim Vicky’s dad Michael Hamilton, 71, told of his hope his daughter’s killer was “suffering like hell”.

Michael, of Falkirk, said at the time: “It’s the type of news that deserves a glass of brandy. I’ll have a glass tonight.

“I have a bottle that I have been keeping for when he goes.

“As far as I’m concerned, he needs to suffer before he does go because I’ve been suffering for a long time.”

Tobin’s notoriety had prompted some to believe he was the mystery ‘Bible John’ killer who stalked Glasgow dance halls in the 1960s.

Retired top cop David Swindle investigated links between the elusive killer and Tobin but concluded the real Bible John was “probably dead”.

Former Det Supt Swindle had led Operation Anagram, which probed missing persons cases that could be linked to Tobin.

Mr Swindle analysed the Glasgow murders of Patricia Docker, 25, Jemima McDonald, 32, and Helen Puttock, 29, in 1968 and 1969 attributed to Bible John – but could find no connection with Tobin.

He previously conceded: “We may never know how many people Tobin killed.”