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Peter Britton Tobin[1] was born in Johnstone, Renfrewshire in 1946, the youngest of eight children. He is a convicted murderer and sex offender, and is currently serving a life sentence (with a minimum tariff of 21 years). Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... This is a list of significant court cases. ... Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... For people named Johnstone, see Johnstone (surname) Johnstone (Baile Eòin in Scottish Gaelic) is a town in Renfrewshire, Scotland, three miles west of neighbouring Paisley. ... Renfrewshire (Siorrachd Rinn Friù in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary authority regions in Scotland. ...

As of November 2007, Tobin is facing investigation for further cases of murder.

Born August 27, 1946 (1946-08-27) (age 61) Johnstone, Renfrewshire

Nationality British

Other names Pat McLaughlin, James Kelly

Occupation Handyman

Known for Convicted murderer and sex offender

Contents

1 Previous Convictions 1.1 Rape of juveniles 1.2 Angelika Kluk murder 1.3 Murder trial

2 Further Cases 2.1 Vicky Hamilton disappearance 2.2 Dinah McNicol disappearance

3 Speculation 4 References

Previous Convictions

Rape of juveniles

In 1993, Tobin attacked two 14-year old girls babysitting his son at his flat in Havant, Hampshire. After holding them at knifepoint and forcing them to drink strong cider and vodka, he sexually assaulted, raped and sodomised them. [2][3] To avoid arrest, Tobin went on the run and hid in a religious retreat in Warwickshire under a false name, but he was recognised and arrested after appearing on the BBC Crimewatch programme.[4] Havant is a town and district in Hampshire on the South coast of England, between Portsmouth and Chichester. ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced // or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Crimewatch UK is a long-running and high-profile British television programme, produced by the BBC, that reconstructs unsolved crimes with a view to gaining information from the members of the public, in order to help solve major crimes. ...

In 1994, at Winchester Crown Court, Tobin pleaded guilty, and received a 14 year prison sentence. He was released in 2004, and moved to Paisley, [Renfrewshire]].[4] In May 2007 he received a further 30-month sentence for breaching the terms of the Violent and Sex Offender Register from this case.[5] For other uses, see Paisley (disambiguation). ... May 2007 is the fifth month of that year. ... In the United Kingdom, the Violent and Sex Offender Register (ViSOR) is a database that can be accessed by the Police and some Probation Service personnel. ...

Angelika Kluk murder

In September 2006, Peter Tobin was working as a church handyman at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Anderston, Glasgow. He had assumed the name "Pat McLaughlin" to avoid detection, as he was still on the Violent and Sex Offender Register, but not compliant with it, following his 1994 convictions for rape and assault. September 2006 is the ninth month of 2006 and has begun on a Friday. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Anderston is a well-known district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... In the United Kingdom, the Violent and Sex Offender Register (ViSOR) is a database that can be accessed by the Police and some Probation Service personnel. ...

Angelika Kluk was a 23-year-old Polish student from Skoczow, near Krakow in Poland. She was staying at the chapel house of St Patrick's Church, where she worked as a cleaner to help finance her Scandanavian Studies course at Gdansk University. She was last seen alive in the company of Peter Tobin on 24 September 2006, and is thought to have been attacked by him in the garage attached to St Patrick's chapel house. She was beaten, raped, and stabbed to death, then her body was concealed in an underground chamber beneath the floor near the confessional box in St. Patrick's Church. Forensic evidence suggested that she was still alive when she was placed under the floorboards.[6] Police found her body on 29 September, and Tobin was arrested in London shortly afterwards. He had been admitted to hospital under a false name, and with a fictitious complaint.[7][8][9] Angelika Kluk murder case was a criminal trial that took place at the High Court of Justiciary, Edinburgh, between March 23 and May 4, 2007. ... Skoczów is a town in southern Poland with 23,100 inhabitants (1995). ... This article needs cleanup. ... History The university was established in 1970 by the amalgamation of the Higher School of Economics in Sopot (existing since 1945) and Gdańsk College of Education (formed in 1946). ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...

Murder trial

The six-week trial resulted from the evidence gathered under the supervision of Detective Superintendent David Remis of Strathclyde Police and took place at the High Court of Justiciary, Edinburgh, between 23 March and 4 May 2007.[10] Criminal procedure refers to the legal process for adjudicating claims that someone has violated the criminal law. ... The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is the branch of all British Police forces to which plain clothes detectives belong. ... Strathclyde Police is the police force for the Scottish council areas of Argyll and Bute, City of Glasgow, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. ... Seal of the High Court of Justiciary © Crown Copyright The High Court of Justiciary is Scotlands supreme criminal court. ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

The trial judge was Lord Menzies, the prosecution was led by Advocate Depute Dorothy Bain, and the defence by Donald Findlay QC.[11] Tobin denied raping and murdering Ms Kluk and claimed she had consented to have sex with him. The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service provides an independent public prosecution service in Scotland. ... Donald Findlay QC, (born March 17, 1951 in Cowdenbeath, Fife) is a leading Scottish advocate and a former vice-chairman of Rangers Football Club. ... For information about The Times satire Queens Counsel, see Queens Counsel (comic strip). ...

Tobin was found guilty of raping and murdering Angelika Kluk and was sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 21 years. In sentencing Tobin, Judge Lord Menzies described him as "an evil man".[12] Life imprisonment is a sentence of imprisonment for a serious crime, nominally for the entire remaining life of the prisoner, but in fact for a period which varies between jurisdictions: many countries have a maximum possible period of time (usually 50 years) a prisoner may be incarcerated, or require the... Under British criminal law, a tariff is the minimum period that a person serving an indefinite prison sentence must serve before that person becomes eligible for parole. ...

Further Cases

Two cases are currently under investigation and full details are not available to the public.

Vicky Hamilton disappearance

In June 2007, Tobin's former home in Bathgate, West Lothian, was searched by police in connection with the disappearance of a 15-year old girl, Vicky Hamilton, who was last seen on 10 February 1991 as she waited for a bus home to Redding, near Falkirk. She had been visiting her older sister, Sharon, in Livingston, West Lothian and was waiting to change buses in Bathgate. The last sighting of her was as she ate a bag of chips on a bench in the town centre. Tobin is believed to have left the town a few days after her disappearance.[13] June 2007 is the sixth month of that year. ... , Bathgate is a town in West Lothian, Scotland, on the M8 motorway five miles west of Livingston. ... Location Geography Area Ranked 20th - Total 427 km² - % Water ? Admin HQ Livingston ISO 3166-2 GB-WLN ONS code 00RH Demographics Population Ranked 10th - Total (2005) 163,780 - Density 384 / km² Scottish Gaelic - Total () {{{Scottish council Gaelic Speakers}}} Politics West Lothian Council http://www. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... // Redding may mean: Burr Redding, fictional character Dick Redding (1890-1948), baseball player Ellis Boyd Redding, a character in the novel and film The Shawshank Redemption George Redding, Canadian ice hockey player Noel Redding (1945-2003), a member of The Jimi Hendrix Experience Oscar Redding, Australian actor Otis Redding (1941... Falkirk (An Eaglais Bhreac, the Variagated [or Speckled] Church [presumably referring to a church building built of many-coloured stones]) in Scottish Gaelic, La Chapelle de Fayerie in French) is a town in central Scotland lying to the north west and north east of the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow... Livingston is a name shared by various towns and places: Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom The Westminster constituency of Livingston and Scottish parliamentary constituency of Livingston. ... Location Geography Area Ranked 20th - Total 427 km² - % Water ? Admin HQ Livingston ISO 3166-2 GB-WLN ONS code 00RH Demographics Population Ranked 10th - Total (2005) 163,780 - Density 384 / km² Scottish Gaelic - Total () {{{Scottish council Gaelic Speakers}}} Politics West Lothian Council http://www. ...

On 21 July 2007, Lothian and Borders Police released a statement that they had "arrested, cautioned and charged a male in connection with the matter", but did not immediately confirm the identity of the man arrested.[14] The investigation later led to a forensic search of a house in Southsea, Hampshire in early October 2007, where Tobin is believed to have lived shortly after leaving Bathgate.[15] is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Lothian and Borders Police is the police force for the Scottish council areas of the City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian. ... Southsea is a seaside resort located in Portsmouth at the southern tip of Portsea Island in the county of Hampshire in England. ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... October 2007 is the tenth month of that year. ...

On 14 November 2007, Lothian and Borders Police confirmed that human remains found in the back garden of 50 Irvine Drive, a house in Margate, Kent, once occupied by Tobin were those of Vicky Hamilton.[16] is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Margate is a town in Thanet, Kent, England (population about 60,000). ... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ...

Dinah McNicol disappearance

Dinah McNicol from Tillingham, Essex, was last seen alive on 5 August 1991. She was hitchhiking home with a male companion from a music festival at Liphook, Hampshire. He was dropped off at Junction 8 of the M25 near Reigate, and she stayed in the car with the driver. She was never seen again. After her disappearance, regular withdrawals of £250 were made from her building society account at cash points in the UK South Coast counties of Hampshire and Sussex. Tillingham is a small village of roughly 400 inhabitants located 7 miles from Burnham-on-Crouch and 3 miles from Bradwell-on-Sea. ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Liphook is a large village in Hampshire, England. ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... M25 refers to: Messier 25 a Messier object, an open cluster in the Sagittarius constellation. ... , Reigate is an historic market town in Surrey, England at the foot of the North Downs, and in the London commuter belt. ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... Sussex is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ...

On 14 November 2007, human remains were found at 50 Irvine Drive in Margate, Kent,[17] where Tobin lived for nine months from March 1991. The remains were initially thought to be those of Dinah McNicol, but were later identified as those of Vicky Hamilton. is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Margate is a town in Thanet, Kent, England (population about 60,000). ... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ...

However, the remains of a second body later discovered on 16 November 2007 at the same property have since been provisionally identified as those of Dinah McNicol.[18] is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Speculation

There is now speculation that Tobin may have murdered as many as ten women across the UK, with some reports speculating as many as eighteen. [19]

Cases include those of:

the three Bible John murders in the late 1960s in Glasgow.[20] Jessie Earl, aged 22, from Eastbourne, who was last seen alive on 15 May 1980, and whose skeletal remains were found in bushes at Beachy Head in April 1989.[21] Louise Kay, aged 18, from Eastbourne, who disappeared after visiting a nightclub with friends in June 1988.[citation needed] Patsy Morris, aged 14, from Feltham, found strangled on Hounslow Heath, West London in June 1990.[22]

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References

^ David Lohr (2007-11-14). Essex Police Find Skeletal Remains at Former Home of Convicted Killer Peter Tobin. Crime Library. Retrieved on 2007-11-17. ^ "Rape victim of Angelika Kluk murderer hits out early release that left him free to kill", The Daily Mail, 2006-05-07. Retrieved on 2007-11-18. ^ "Essex Police Find Skeletal Remains at Former Home of Convicted Killer Peter Tobin", Crime Library, 2006-11-17. Retrieved on 2007-11-18. ^ a b Jonathan Lessware. "Sex killer Tobin's violent past", BBC News, 2007-05-04. Retrieved on 2007-11-17. ^ "Second jail term for Kluk killer", BBC News, 2007-05-22. Retrieved on 2007-11-17. ^ "Essex Police Find Skeletal Remains at Former Home of Convicted Killer Peter Tobin", Crime Library, 2006-11-17. Retrieved on 2007-11-18. ^ "Body found in Glasgow church", The Times, 2006-09-30. Retrieved on 2007-11-14. ^ David Lister. "Sister writes of her anguish over student found murdered in church", The Times, 2006-10-02. Retrieved on 2007-11-14. ^ "Witness tells Kluk trial of hearing 'horrible' screams", The Scotsman, 2006-04-19. Retrieved on 2007-11-18. ^ "Timeline: Angelika murder case", BBC News, 2007-05-07. Retrieved on 2007-08-04. . ^ "Key figures in Angelika Kluk trial", BBC News, 2007-05-07. Retrieved on 2007-08-04. . ^ "Tobin guilty of Angelika's murder", BBC News, 2006-05-04. Retrieved on 2007-11-18. ^ Ian Swanson. "Vicky: 16-year mystery close to an end", Edinburgh Evening News, 2007-07-17. Retrieved on 2007-07-21. ^ "Man arrested over missing Vicky", BBC News, 2007-07-21. Retrieved on 2007-07-21. ^ Adam Morris. "Vicky hunt heads south", Edinburgh Evening News, 2007-10-03. Retrieved on 2007-10-26. ^ "Police ID body in Peter Tobin garden", Sky News, 2007-11-14. Retrieved on 2007-11-14. ^ 51°22′35.83″N 1°24′32.27″E / 51.3766194, 1.4089639 ^ "Police believe second body found at Peter Tobin home is Dinah McNicol", The Times, 2007-11-16. Retrieved on 2007-11-18. ^ Stephen Wright; Gavin Madely, Arthur Martin. "Sex killer linked to murders of TEN young women after skeleton is found in garden", Daily Mail, 2007-11-14. ^ Melanie Reid. "Was Angelika’s murderer the infamous Bible John?", The Times, 2007-05-08. Retrieved on 2007-11-14. ^ Ben Parsons. "Tobin ruled out of Babes in the Wood murders", The Brighton Argus, 2007-11-16. Retrieved on 2007-11-17. ^ Michelle Curran. "Did Tobin also murder Patsy?", Richmond and Twickenham Times, 2007-11-16. Retrieved on 2007-11-17.