August 1991, Dinah McNicol
Disappeared while hitch-hiking in Essex.
Also in 1991 Vikki Hamilton went missing from a bus stop bus
stop in Bathgate near Edinburgh where Tobin was living at the time.
1993, Tobin attacked two 14-year old girls
who were babysitting his son at his home in Havant, Hampshire. After
holding them at knifepoint, he sexually assaulted and raped them. To
avoid arrest, Tobin went on the run and hid in a church retreat in
Warwickshire under a false name, but he was recognised and arrested
after appearing on the BBC Crimewatch
1994, at Winchester Crown
Court, Tobin pleaded guilty, and received a 14 year prison sentence for
the rape of the two young girls.. He was
released in 2004, and moved to Paisley, Scotland.
May 2007 Tobin received a further
30-month sentence for breaching the terms of the Violent and Sex
September 2006, Tobin was working as a
church handyman at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Glasgow.
He was using a false name, “Pat McLaughlin" to avoid detection, as
he was still on the Violent and Sex Offender Register, but not
compliant with it, following the 1994 convictions for rape and assault.
Angelika Kluk was a 23 year old
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 studies at Gdańsk
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 in
the church. Forensic evidence suggested that she was still alive when
she was placed under the floorboards. 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
The six-week trial took
place at the High Court in Edinburgh, between 23rd March and 4th May 2007
Tobin denied raping and murdering Ms Kluk and
claimed she had consented to have sex with him.
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".
15th November 2007
Tobin was charged with the murder of schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton
whose remains were found more than 16 years after she went missing.
Skeletal remains of two young women who went missing in 1991 were found
at his former home in Margate, Kent. In addition, Tobin is facing
investigation for other unsolved cases of murder dating back to the
1960s.. The two bodies,
now confirmed as Vicky Hamilton and Dinah NcNicol,
had both been buried in his back garden, both had been drugged and
Tobin was given a life sentence for the murder of Vikki Hamilton, and
ordered to serve at least 30 years.
The jury took less than two and a half hours to reach a verdict.
There are other cases under speculation include the three
Bible John murders in the late
1960s in Glasgow, 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.
Patsy Morris, aged 14, from Feltham, found strangled on Hounslow Heath,
West London in June 1990.
2008, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) served a summons on
Tobin's solicitors, formally accusing him of Dinah McNicol's
began in June 2009. The trial was postponed and the jury discharged in
July 2009, the judge ruling that Tobin was not fit to stand trial
December 2009, Tobin stands trial at Chelmsford
Crown Court for the murder of Dinah McNicol.
Wednesday 16th December 2009,
After a three day trial the jury took just 15 minutes to find Tobin
guilty of the murder of Dinah.
Judge Mr Justice
Calvert-Smith told Tobin: "This is the third time you have stood
in the dock for murder."On all three occasions the evidence
against you was overwhelming. Yet even now you refuse to come to terms
with your guilt
Thursday 17th December
2009, police release photographs of 32 items of jewellery found
in Tobin’s housie, none of the pieces have been claimed by ex-wives of
friends. Police are concerned that they could be ‘Trophies’ from other
During 2010 police searched many of Tobin’s former homes; this included
a property in Brighton where they dug up the cellar.
October 2010, Tobin drops plans to appeal his sentence.
January 20111, Following appeals on the BBC Crimewatch programme detectives are investigating seven
cases of rape that it is alleged, may to the work of Serial killer Tobin.
Friday 2nd September 2011, the
body of a man has been found at St. Patrick’s church in Glasgow. The
very church where Tobin worked as a handyman in 2006. Police said there
did not appear to be suspicious circumstances, but investigations were continuing.
Tobin is on the
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