Police face race against time as ex-wife of serial killer Peter Tobin remains convinced he has more victims

THE ex-wife of serial killer and rapist Peter Tobin says she’s convinced there are more victims  – now police face a race against time to find them as he’s dying of cancer.

Cathy Wilson, 50, believes the physical and sexual abuse she endured in their marriage in the late Eighties led to him butchering three women and raping two girls between 1991 and 2006.

Speaking on Sunday's The Murderer & Me on Sky Crime, Cathy recalls the escalating attacks she endured, but thinks he didn’t kill her because he gave him a son, Daniel, in 1989.

She said: “After I got pregnant he started to get physically aggressive with me. Having accepted that level of violence, he knew then that he was able to go further.

“He’d gone  from being someone who beat me up and mentally abused me to viciously attacking two 14-year-old-girls to now murdering.

“The belief that there are other girls that he has killed beforehand is almost a certainty now. It never ends.”

Scotsman Peter has boasted of killing up to 48 people from prison where he is currently fighting cancer after being diagnosed in 2019.

He was jailed for life in 2007 after raping and murdered 23-year-old Polish woman Angelina Kluk in Glasgow in 2006.

He’d changed his name to Pat McLaughlin because, in 2004, he was released from jail after serving ten years of a 14-year prison sentence for the rape of two 14-year-old girls in Havant, Hampshire, in 1993.

Detectives suspected Peter was a serial killer and launched Investigation Anagram to probe missing persons cases.  

When the high-profile national probe began, Cathy, who divorced him in 1993, told cops he’d lived at a property in Margate, Kent.

They dug up the back garden of the house in the seaside town and found the bodies of two missing persons – 18-year-old student Dinah McNicol and 15-year-old schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton.

In 2009 he received two more life sentences but the  leading detective on the murder cases, Det Supt David Swindle, continued with Operation Anagram, with no success.

In the documentary he says: “I’m disappointed we haven’t found out other people that he killed, and  we may never know how many people Tobin has killed.”


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