Church where serial killer Peter Tobin hid body of victim could be turned into flats

St Patricks Catholic Church in Anderston could be getting converted into high end flats.
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The church where serial killer Peter Tobin murdered Angelika Kluk could be turned into flats or a hotel.

Cash-strapped officials said they are being forced to look at obtaining planning permission for St Patrick’s in Glasgow’s Anderston area which would see it being sold off.

Evil Tobin, 60, hid the body of the 23-year-old Polish student under the floorboards of the chapel after raping and murdering her in 2006.

Serial killer Peter Tobin.
Serial killer Peter Tobin. -Credit:PA

A spokesperson for the church said: “Sadly, we are now facing the situation that the future of our church and parish is not good and we can expect the church to close.

“The Archdiocesan estates department is looking at options for the future including looking for planning permission for uses such as conversion to flats or a hotel.”

Angelika Kluk was killed at the church.
Angelika Kluk was killed at the church. -Credit:PA

But one local said: “It’s the last place anyone would want to spend a night. Tobin’s crimes will never be forgotten.”

In September 2006 Angelika stayed in a room at the church. She was befriended by Tobin, a convicted child rapist, a handyman who called himself Pat McLaughlin.

After she vanished, Tobin, from Johnstone, was quizzed by police, then went on the run. He was later arrested in London.

Peter Tobin hospital.
Peter Tobin in hospital. -Credit:Daily Record

A Strathclyde Police investigation linked him to two other missing girls – Vicky Hamilton, 15, and Dinah McNicol, 18.

In 2007, his former home in ­Bathgate, West Lothian, was searched over Vicky, who vanished from West Lothian in 1991. Police found a knife in the attic which had Vicky’s DNA on it. That led to another former address in Margate, Kent.

In the back garden, police dug up the body of Dinah, who vanished in Liphook, Hampshire, in 1991. Vicky’s body was found there too.

Tobin died two years ago, aged 76, after a fall at HMP Edinburgh, where he was serving a whole life order. The Sunday Mail obtained an image of him chained to his hospital bed. Cops believed he murdered other women all over the country.

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