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Father of Peter Tobin victim Vicky Hamilton says he has raised a glass to celebrate killer’s stroke

Father of Peter Tobin murder victim Vicky Hamilton says he has raised a glass of brandy to toast the serial killer’s failing health after he suffered suspected stroke in prison

  • Michael Hamilton has raised a glass to the ill health of his daughter’s murderer
  • Vicky Hamilton’s killer Peter Tobin suffered a stroke in HMP Edinburgh  
  • Mr Hamilton, 71, said he had toasted using brandy he bought for Tobin’s death
  • Tobin is serving several life sentences for a slew of murders of young schoolgirls


The father of murdered schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton has raised a glass to toast the stroke that her killer Peter Tobin suffered in prison.

Michael Hamilton, 71, said that he had kept the brandy around for the killer’s death but decided to break into it early to celebrate his stroke – which he suffered around 7.30pm on Thursday.

Tobin murdered 15-year-old Vicky in 1991 and is being treated in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after collapsing in HMP Edinburgh.

Mr Hamilton told the Sun that he hoped his daughter’s killer was ‘suffering like hell’ and said he would like to go to the hospital to ‘cheer him on’ in his failing health.

Mr Hamilton told the Sun that he hoped his daughter’s killer was ‘suffering like hell’

Peter Tobin (pictured in 2012), 74, was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh after becoming unwell. It is not the first time he has been to hospital in recent years

Peter Tobin (pictured in 2012), 74, was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh after becoming unwell. It is not the first time he has been to hospital in recent years 

Mr Hamilton, from Falkirk, said: ‘We have been waiting on news like this for a long, long time.

‘I couldn’t ask for anything better. I hope he’s suffering, to be honest.

‘It’s the type of news that deserves a glass of brandy. I’ll have a glass tonight. I have a bottle that I have been keeping for when he goes.

‘As far as I’m concerned, he needs to suffer before he does go because I’ve been suffering for a long time.’

‘I’d like to go and visit him in hospital and cheer him on.

Tobin is is serving a life sentence for raping and murdering 23-year-old Polish student Angelika Kluk

He has also been convicted of murdering 15-year-old schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton

Tobin is is serving a life sentence for raping and murdering Polish student Angelika Kluk (pictured left), 23, and another life term for the murder of 15-year-old schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton (right), from Redding, near Falkirk, in 1991

‘I’d walk into his room and say, ‘Are you not dying yet, you ****? I’m here to cheer you on, Peter — and I hope you’re suffering like hell’.’ 

Serial killer Tobin was taken to hospital from the prison where he is serving life for the murders of three young women yesterday. 

Tobin is also serving life terms for the raping and murdering Polish student Angelika Kluk, 23, and hiding her body under the floor of a Glasgow church, and the murder of 18-year-old Dinah McNicol.

Tobin is also known for feigning illnesses, according to the Sun, and is supposedly suffering from serious cancer. 

The killer has been behind bars since 2008.

The Scottish Prison Service said it does not comment on individual inmates. 

Angelika, Dinah and Vicky: The tragic victims of Peter Tobin

Tobin (above) was handed life terms for all three murders in separate trials

Tobin (above) was handed life terms for all three murders in separate trials

Until the body of Polish student Angelika Kluk was found in 2006, under the floorboards of a Glasgow church where Tobin worked as a handyman, his most serious offence was believed to have been the 1994 rape of two young girls, for which he received a 14-year jail term.

After his arrest for Angelika’s murder, police began probing Tobin’s earlier life and found the bodies of Vicky Hamilton and Dinah McNicol in a shallow grave in his former home in Margate, Kent. 

Hitch-hiker Dinah had just finished her A-levels in 1991 and was hitching with a man she had befriended at a music festival.

Thrice-married Tobin, a father of two, had been visiting his son in Portsmouth and picked them up. 

He dropped the man off near the M25 and no one saw Dinah again.

Tobin’s looks and car matched the description provided by Miss McNicol’s friend of the man who had given them a lift.

Her body was found bound and gagged a few feet from another teenage victim, Vicky Hamilton, who had been snatched in Bathgate, Lothian, as she headed home, also in 1991.

Vicky’s body had been cut in half – probably to make it easier to transport from Scotland. Both bodies were wrapped in rubbish sacks which had Tobin’s fingerprints.  

The remains of Miss Hamilton and Miss McNicol were found to contain traces of an anti-depressant that can cause drowsiness and dizziness. 

He was handed life terms for all three murders in separate trials. 

Police set up Operation Anagram in 2006 to see if they could connect Tobin with hundreds of other unsolved crimes, though the investigations were wound down in 2011.

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