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

Vicky Hamilton’s father, victim of Peter Tobin’s murder, says he raised a glass of brandy to toast the serial killer’s ill health after suffering a suspected stroke in prison

  • Michael Hamilton raises a glass to his daughter’s killer’s ill health
  • Vicky Hamilton’s killer Peter Tobin suffered a stroke in HMP Edinburgh
  • Mr Hamilton, 71, said he toasted with brandy bought before 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 suffered in prison by her killer Peter Tobin.

Michael Hamilton, 71, said he saved the brandy for the killer’s death, but decided to break in early to celebrate his stroke — which he suffered around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

Mr Hamilton said: the sun that he hoped his daughter’s killer was “suffering like hell” and said he would be happy to go to the hospital to “encourage” him with his declining health.

Hamilton told the Sun he hoped his daughter's killer 'suffered like hell'

Hamilton told the Sun he hoped his daughter’s killer ‘suffered like hell’

Peter Tobin (pictured in 2012), 74, was taken to Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary after falling unwell.  It's not the first time he's been hospitalized in recent years

Peter Tobin (pictured in 2012), 74, was taken to Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary after falling unwell. It’s not the first time he’s been hospitalized in recent years

Hamilton, from Falkirk, said: ‘We have been waiting a long time for this kind of news.

‘I couldn’t wish for anything better. I hope he suffers, to be honest.

“This is the kind of news that deserves a glass of brandy. I’m having a glass tonight. I have a bottle that I keep for when it goes.

“As far as I’m concerned, he must suffer before he goes, because I have suffered for a long time.”

‘I would like to visit him in the hospital and encourage him.

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

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

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

“I’d walk into his room and say, ‘Aren’t you dying yet, you bastard? I’m here to cheer you on, Peter – and I hope you suffer like hell.”

Serial killer Tobin has been taken to hospital from prison where he is serving a life sentence yesterday for the murder of three young women.

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

According to The Sun, Tobin is also known for feigning illness and suffering from serious cancer.

The killer has been behind bars since 2008.

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

Angelika, Dinah and Vicky: The Tragic Victims of Peter Tobin

Tobin (above) was sentenced to life in prison for all three murders in separate trials

Tobin (above) was sentenced to life in prison for all three murders in separate trials

Until the body of Polish student Angelika Kluk was found in 2006 under the floor of a church in Glasgow where Tobin worked as a handyman, his most serious offense in 1994 was the rape of two young girls, for which he received a 14-year sentence.

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

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

The thrice-married father of two, Tobin, was visiting his son in Portsmouth and had picked them up.

He dropped the man off at the M25 and no one has seen Dinah again.

Tobin’s appearance and car matched Mrs. McNicol’s girlfriend’s description of the man who had given them a lift.

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

Vicky’s body had been cut in half – probably to facilitate transport from Scotland. Both bodies were wrapped in garbage bags with Tobin’s fingerprints.

Miss Hamilton and Miss McNicol’s remains were found to contain traces of an antidepressant that can cause drowsiness and dizziness.

He was sentenced to life in prison for all three murders in separate trials.

Police launched Operation Anagram in 2006 to see if they could link Tobin to hundreds of other unsolved crimes, though the investigation was halted in 2011.

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