Saturday, 9 December 2017

Peter Tobin

I recently wrote about an unsolved case, in that post that you can find here I talked about who I think a likely suspect is. So I'm going to talk about that person, Peter Tobin, and his crimes, to give people an understanding of my reasons for believing him to be Bible John.

History

Peter Tobin was born in Scotland in 1946, he had eight siblings and was raised as a catholic. He was married three times and had three children, one of whom died. 
In 1993 after attacking two teenage girls, he went on the run. He sought refuge in a religious group in Coventry. He was captured, and in May 1994 he pled guilty and got a 14 year prison sentence. In 2004 after serving 10 years he was released.

Angelika Kluk

Angelika was 23 years old, she was from Poland and was in Scotland studying. She worked as a cleaner at St Patrick's Church in Anderston to support her during her studies.
At the same time as she was working at the church, Peter Tobin was also working there as a handyman under an assumed name. He was calling himself  'Pat McLaughlin'. 
Angelika was last seen with Tobin before she went missing. Her body was ultimately found buried underneath the church. She had been stabbed, beaten and raped. Peter Tobin was arrested shortly after the discovery of her body. 
Peter Tobin was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Operation Anagram

After Tobin's conviction, police began to suspect that Angelika wasn't his only victim. So a task force was set up to go through his history and see if there were any connections to other women.
Through these investigations they were led to search an old residence of Tobin's, a house in Margate. During these searches two bodies were found, Vicky Hamilton and Dinah McNicol.

Vicky Hamilton

Vicky was last seen in February 1991, she was waiting for a bus to get home. She had been to visit her sister in West Lothian, before going back home to Redding. 
Her remains were found in the back garden of a house, previously lived in by Peter Tobin. There wasn't just the fact that he lived at the house to support the theory of his guilt. Police had forensic evidence to prove Tobin was the killer, including fingerprints and DNA on Vicky's purse and sheets her body was wrapped in.
In December 2008 Peter Tobin was found guilty of Vicky Hamilton's murder and was handed another life sentence.

Dinah McNicol

Dinah was last seen in 1991, she was hitchhiking home from festival. She was with a man from the festival, they were both trying to get home. According to this witness, they got in a car with a man, he was dropped off along the M25 and Dinah carried on her journey with the driver. She was never seen again. After she disappeared money was withdrawn regularly from her account. 
Dinah McNicol's body was found in November 2007, at 50 Irvine Drive, Margate. Tobin was found guilty of her murder, and he was given his third life sentence.

My Views

Peter Tobin is a completely evil man, through and through. Aside from these murders, he raped two young girls, no doubt ruining their lives and he was violent (mentally, physically and sexually) to each of his wives.
Through the work of Operation Anagram he is suspected of many more murders, besides the ones he is convicted of. I would not be surprised if the number was very high, given the amount of time between the murders of Vicky and Dinah, and the murder of Angelika. What was he doing between them times? Could he really stop at two and then wait so long to murder again?
As I said in my Bible John post, I believe given his history that he is a highly likely suspect of being the murderer in that case as well.
He is definitely in the right place, locked up for the rest of his life. So that he can no longer hurt any woman who unfortunately crosses his path.

I would like to hear any views you have on this case. Let me know in the comments.





24 comments:

  1. When you hear what some people are capable of the mind boggles. I'm so interested in the psychology of the people involved in these kinds of cases. It goes against all that is natural yet people like him get a kick out of it.

    V <3

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    1. That's what always fascinates me, what has to go wrong with somebody to make them do this kind of thing πŸ’•

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  2. Peter Tobin sounds like such an evil character. He sounds likely to be Bible John because of the timing of the killings. At least he is locked up for life now. Interesting post, thank you for sharing your thoughts xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. Yes he definately is an evil man, definately where he needs to be πŸ’•

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  3. He really is an evil character. I dont know why we have to breathe the same air as this scum :(((

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    1. Awful isn't it, people like this shouldn't be able to live in the free world πŸ’•

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  4. Oh my goodness, he sounds so evil and i think you may be on to something about the Bible John similarities!

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    1. I've seen and read so much that just convinces me it's the same person πŸ’•

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  5. A very interesting posts. The psychology behind it fascinates me.

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    1. It's interesting isn't it, it really does fascinate me πŸ’•

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  6. Ohhh you make good points in this post! What a terrible evil man, I will never understand how these people’s minds work! X

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    1. Thank you, he's just a really nasty piece of work isn't he πŸ’•

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  7. What a terrible man this character is... so evil... it makes you wonder how people can be like that... shell

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  8. This is such a tragic story. I agree he deserves to stay locked up because what he did was completely disgusting. So awful to think people are capable of such things.

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  9. Urgh I hate cases like this. They creep me out so much. The cases involving young girls always turn my stomach x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  10. Emma I LOVE these posts! I find this stuff so interesting. People like this make me absolutely sick, it’s unforgivable and also really scary to wonder where he was and what he was doing and how many others he could have potentially hurt in between them. It’s so worrying to think he was just walking around and people would pass him not knowing what he’d done.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Thank you! Yes that's worrying isn't it you could walk past someone and not really know what they are capable of πŸ’•

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  11. Gosh he does not sound like a pleasant person to put it very politely, awful story, thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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    1. Very polite, I could think of some very bad words to describe him πŸ’•

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  12. Your posts are honestly to fascinating and so thought provoking!

    Jessica & James | www.foodandbaker.co.uk / www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

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  13. I've never really looked in to the history of Peter Tobin. It gives me the creeps how someone can be so evil! I think it's great the way you share your interest in these cases on your blog and raise awareness! I don't see many blog posts about this sort of thing so it was interesting to read!!!

    Charlene McElhinney
    www.charlenemcelhinney.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, it's something I've always found interesting and I love to air my views. I bore my partner constantly with my views on cases πŸ’•

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