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New Crime Documentary Aims To Expose Infamous Serial Killer Peter Tobin Of More Murders

New Crime Documentary Aims To Expose Infamous Serial Killer Peter Tobin Of More Murders

We told you recently about new crime show, The Real Prime Suspect - which follows a former Scotland Yard detective Jackie Malton as she reinvestigates some of the country's most notorious murders.

Well, the documentary series is back on Sky tonight, and Tyla has an exclusive advanced peak as Jackie delves into the infamous case of murderer Peter Tobin.

Tobin was most commonly known as The Anagram Killer, due to the legendary police case's codename - Operation Anagram. He had a criminal record that begun in his childhood, and is currently serving three life sentences for three murders committed between 1991 and 2006.

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The murderer was also jailed for 14 years prior to this, and did a ten year sentence for the double rape of two girls that he drugged.

Peter Tobin is the subject of this new episode of The Real Prime Suspect Credit: CBS
Peter Tobin is the subject of this new episode of The Real Prime Suspect Credit: CBS

In 2007, he was convicted of raping and killing 23-year-old Angelicka Kluk in a church in Glasgow, and subsequently of murdering Vicky Hamilton, 15, and Dinah McNicol, 18.

However, he has been unofficially linked to dozens of unsolved deaths alongside these.

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What caught police's attention is the brutal way in which he killed his victims - bludgeoning Kluk to death before going on to tie her up, gag her and stab her 16 times.

And he's not ashamed on his crimes. Eerily, he is even reported to have told a prison psychiatrist that he'd killed as many as 48 women, then smiling and challenging him: "Prove it".

While the truth of his claims is still unknown, now, Jackie is revisiting the case with fresh eyes, and ringing in former colleagues who worked on his conviction - many of whom have never spoken publicly before.

Tobin is serving three life sentences but claims to have committed many more murders Credit: PA
Tobin is serving three life sentences but claims to have committed many more murders Credit: PA
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Individuals Jackie will speak to include Glasgow police officers, the forensic scientists and the legal team who brought him down.

"We know that Tobin convicted the last murder at quite a late age in life, he was 61 years of age. We also know that he committed two murders in 1991, and he buried the bodies in the garden of a house in margate in Kent," Jackie says in a clip for the show.

When speaking to the former senior investigating officer David Swindle from the case, he adds: "I believe Tobin has definitely killed other people. You don't get to 60 years of age and kill someone the way he did [for the first time]."

This is the seventh episode of the ten part-series, in which Jackie - the inspiration behind multi-award winning drama Prime Suspect character DCI Jane Tennison, played by Helen Mirren - tries to glean new light on closed cases in the hope of obtaining further justice.

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Jackie is revisiting old cases in the hope of finding out more information Credit: CBS
Jackie is revisiting old cases in the hope of finding out more information Credit: CBS

It comes after episode six focused on the case of Louise Woodward, the 19-year-old British au pair who was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of an eight-month old baby while he was in her care.

Initially, Woodward was found guilty of second-degree murder after 26 hours of jury deliberation and was sentenced to a minimum of 15 years.

However, a post-conviction appeal saw the conviction reduced to involuntary manslaughter with the judge stating "the circumstances in which the defendant acted were characterised by confusion, inexperience, frustration, immaturity and some anger, but not malice in the legal sense supporting a conviction for second-degree murder."

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Woodward's sentence was then reduced to 279 days and she was freed and returned back to the UK.

The case began international discussions about "shaken baby syndrome".

Episode seven of The Real Prime Suspect, 'The Anagram Killer', airs at 10pm on Tuesday 15th October on CBS Reality (Sky channel 146).

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: True Crime, TV News, TV Entertainment

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]