Death of Peter Tobin: a serial killer cremated and his ashes thrown into the sea

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Peter Tobin.

The killer of Angelika Kluk, Vicky Hamilton and Dinah McNicol died in hospital on Saturday October 8, after falling ill at Saughton Prison in Edinburgh.

He was found guilty of raping and murdering Polish student Angelika, 23, and hiding her body under the floor of a Glasgow church in 2006.

Tobin, born in Renfrewshire, was also serving a life sentence at HMP Edinburgh for the murders of Vicky, 15, and Dinah, 18.

Vicky Hamilton, left, and Dinah McNicol.

Vicky, from Redding near Falkirk, disappeared from Bathgate in 1991 on February 10, 1991. It was a few weeks later that Tobin moved from Bathgate to Margate in Kent.

In November 2007, a police investigation into Tobin found the remains of Vicky and Dinah, from Essex, in the garden of a property in Margate where Tobin had previously lived.

He was later found guilty after DNA evidence was found on the remains, along with a knife also containing fingerprint evidence found at one of his former homes.

Tobin’s death certificate shows he was pronounced dead at 5.35am on October 8, 2022 at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and his address was listed as Saughton Prison.

The news was recorded by a sergeant at Gayfield Police Station in Edinburgh.

The document does not give a cause of death, but he was reportedly diagnosed with cancer in 2019. The certificate lists the cause as “undetermined”, but notes that an inquest will take place in the future.

A spokesperson for Edinburgh City Council said: ‘Peter Tobin’s remains have been cremated in accordance with the requirements of Section 87 of the Burials and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016.

“The ashes of the cremation have been scattered into the sea. The thoughts of the Council are with the victims of his crimes and their loved ones. »

After his death, a spokesman for Police Scotland said: ‘At approximately 6.04am on Saturday 8th October 2022, officers attended Edinburgh Royal Infirmary following the death of a 76-year-old man year.

“The death is not considered suspicious and a report will be submitted to the tax prosecutor.”

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