Tobin detectives search for Brighton friends as part of rape investigation

Posted On 27 Jan 2011 at 8:08 am

Detectives investigating rapes committed by serial killer Peter Tobin are searching for three people he knew from his time in Brighton to come forward.

Police have identified seven women who were raped by Tobin, who is serving three life sentences for the murders of schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton, 15, 18-year-old Dinah McNicol and 23-year-old Angelika Kluk.

Detective Superintendent David Swindle, who is from Strathclyde Police and is leading the UK-wide investigation into Tobin’s past, said on Crimewatch last night: “We’ve identified seven women that have been raped by Peter Tobin and we’ve followed up thousands of lines of inquiry including the commencement of the excavations in Brighton and Hampshire.

“Unfortunately, we never found anything at these, but the search for the truth regarding what Tobin has done continues.”

Mr Swindle also said he wanted to find three people who had met Tobin in the past. Mr and Mrs Hardy were the only official witnesses to Tobin’s first marriage in Brighton in 1969 to Margaret Robertson, who was 18 at the time. They were then living in St Michael’s Place in Brighton.

Mr Swindle also wants to trace a man called Paul who he believes worked with Tobin in Brighton in the mid 1980s.

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