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Serial killer Peter Tobin in hospital after 'stroke'

Peter Tobin Image copyright PA
Image caption Tobin is serving life sentences for murdering three young women

Serial killer Peter Tobin has been taken to hospital after having a suspected stroke.

The 69-year-old fell ill in his cell at Saughton Prison in Edinburgh, BBC Scotland understands.

Tobin is serving life sentences for murdering Polish student Angelika Kluk, Scots schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton and Essex teenager Dinah McNicol.

He was believed to have been taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by ambulance.

Tobin was convicted of murdering 23-year-old Angelika Kluk at a church in Glasgow in 2006.

The following year, the bodies of 18-year-old Dinah McNicol, from Essex, and Vicky Hamilton, 15, from Redding in Falkirk, were found in the garden of Tobin's former home in Margate, Kent.

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Image caption It is understood Tobin became unwell in Saughton Prison

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