Suspected heart attack for serial killer Peter Tobin
Murderer collapsed with chest pains
SERIAL killer Peter Tobin was taken to hospital after a suspected heart attack.
Tobin, 65, serving three life sentences for the murders of Vicky Hamilton, Angelika Kluk and Dinah McNicol, became ill at Edinburgh’s Saughton Prison.
The killer, who had a history of missing court through illness, was reportedly taken to the city’s Royal Infirmary by an ambulance under police escort.
It was reported he suffered chest pains yesterday and collapsed, unable to breathe. It was understood he had now returned to the prison.
Tobin is certain to spend the rest of his life behind bars. The serial killer is serving a life sentence for raping and murdering Polish student Angelika, 23, and hiding her body under the floor of a Glasgow church in 2006.
He has also been convicted of murdering 15-year-old schoolgirl Vicky, of Redding, near Falkirk, in 1991, and 18-year-old Dinah in the same year. Their bodies were found 17 years later, buried in the garden of his former home in Margate, Kent.
Police have also examined hundreds of other unsolved murder cases to see if they could be linked to the killer.
Detectives also looked at possible links between the killer and the Bible John murders in Glasgow in 1968 and 1969. Three women were murdered.
However, although it is thought Tobin lived in the city at the time, no link was established by police.