Edinburgh prisoner Peter Tobin rushed to hospital as serial killer falls ill

Serial killer Peter Tobin has been rushed to hospital after falling ill behind bars at HMP Edinburgh.

The Scottish murderer, who is currently serving multiple life sentences for the brutal killing of three young girls between 1991 and 2006, has battled failing health in recent years, having been hospitalized in January after collapsing in Saughton.

The 75-year-old remains in the care of doctors after being taken care of earlier this week, as The daily record reports.

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Prison sources confirmed that the killer, believed to be suffering from cancer, fell ill on Wednesday.

They added: “He’s still undergoing treatment at the moment. He’s had quite a few health issues recently.”

Tobin was jailed in 2008 for the murder of 15-year-old Vicky Hamilton after she disappeared from a bus stop in Bathgate, West Lothian, in 1991.

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He is also serving a life sentence for the murder of Dinah McNicol, 18, of Tillingham in Essex.

In 2017 the bodies of the two girls were found in the garden of a house in Margate, Kent, where Tobin moved from Bathgate.

He also raped and killed Polish student Angelika Kluk, 23, whose body was found under the floorboards of a church in Anderston, Glasgow.

A Scottish Prison Service spokesperson said: ‘We do not comment on individual prisoners.

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