Peter Tobin

Bible John murders

  Active for 16 years
(1991-2006) in United Kingdom




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  1. Summary
  2. Serial Killer Profile
  3. Serial Killer Type
  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 11 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 15 Books About Peter Tobin
  14. 6 External References
  15. Internal References

Peter Tobin a Scottish rapist and serial killer known to have killed at least three young women between 1991 and 2006. Also a suspect in the Bible John murders, committed in Glasgow during the late 1960s. His three proven victims have the same hair color as the Bible John's sacrifices, and they were all strangled the same way, except for Angelika Kluk. In 2012, Tobin was hospitalized after suffering a suspected heart attack. In 2015, Peter Tobin was left severely injured and permanently disfigured by a fellow inmate when he was attacked with a razor blade. In 2016, Tobin was hospitalized after he suffered a suspected stroke. In 2019, Peter Tobin is reported to be suffering from cancer and too frail to leave his cell most days.

Peter Tobin Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Peter Tobin (aka) Bible John murders, was active for 16 years between 1991-2006, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 13 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United Kingdom

Peter Tobin was born on August 27th 1948 in Johnstone, town in Renfrewshire, Scotland. He was born 8th of 8 children Tobin was raised as a youngest child and had four older sisters and three older brothers.

Tobin a heterosexual male citizen of the United Kingdom. Tobin married Margaret Mountney in 1969, married Sylvia Jefferies in 1973, married Cathy Wilson in 1989, divorced in 1993.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 1991 (Age 42/43) Peter Tobin started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, rape, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime.

He was arrested on October 3rd 2006 (Age 58), convicted on May 4th 2007 (Age 58), sentenced to life imprisonment at the HM Prison Edinburgh in Stenhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland. Tobin was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 67%
serial killers by profile completeness

Peter Tobin has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.

Peter Tobin a known:

Peter Tobin
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-10 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Peter Tobin
Nickname: Bible John murders
Victims: 3 - 13
Years Active: 1991 - 2006
Ages Active: 42/43 - 57/58
Active Countries: United Kingdom
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1948 -     
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Aug 23 - Sep 23
Birth Month: August
Marital Status: married Margaret Mountney in 1969, married Sylvia Jefferies in 1973, married Cathy Wilson in 1989, divorced in 1993
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: handyman, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Aug 27, 1948
Family Name: Tobin
Given Name: Peter
Birth Location: Johnstone, town in Renfrewshire, Scotland
Birth Order: 8th of 8
Siblings: four older sisters and three older brothers
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: youngest child
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: Oct 3, 2006 (Age 58)
Convicted: May 4, 2007 (Age 58)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: the HM Prison Edinburgh in Stenhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Peter Tobin

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Peter Tobin. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Aug 27 1948Peter Tobin was born in Johnstone, town in Renfrewshire, Scotland.  #19480827
Aug 27 1968
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Aug 27 1978
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Aug 27 1988
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
(Age 42/43)
Peter Tobin started his serial killing spree. #1991
Aug 27 1998
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
(Age 57/58)
Peter Tobin ended his serial killing spree. #2006
Oct 03 2006
(Age 58)
Peter Tobin arrested. #20061003
May 04 2007
(Age 58)
Peter Tobin was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at the HM Prison Edinburgh in Stenhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.  #20070504
Aug 27 2008
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Aug 27 2018
(Age 70)
70th Birthday

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
bound TRUE 406
robbed TRUE 418
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354

Books that Mention Peter Tobin

Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Peter Tobin)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: Make Them Cry (mentions serial killer Peter Tobin)
Kevin O'Brien
Make Them Cry
Book: The Lost British Serial Killer (mentions serial killer Peter Tobin)
Paul Harrison
The Lost British Serial Killer
Book: Stalkers and Shooters (mentions serial killer Peter Tobin)
Kevin Dockery
Stalkers and Shooters
Book: Transpersonal Knowing (mentions serial killer Peter Tobin)
PH D Tobin Hart, PH....
Transpersonal Knowing
Book: Sevengate (mentions serial killer Peter Tobin)
Clive Thomas
Book: American Dream Dying (mentions serial killer Peter Tobin)
Peter D. McClelland
American Dream Dying
Book: Bodies in the Back Garden (mentions serial killer Peter Tobin)
Nigel Cawthorne
Bodies in the Back Garden

15 Books that mention Serial Killer
Peter Tobin

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0786034122 Make Them Cry 1
0751542326 The Lost British Serial K... 1
0425215423 Stalkers and Shooters 1
0791446158 Transpersonal Knowing 1
1631358626 Sevengate 1
1442201967 American Dream Dying 1
178418179x Bodies in the Back Garden 2
1329021398 The Esoteric Codex: Unide... 25
1909976210 Serial Killers and the Ph... 3
1743039727 Escape From Evil 1
1520926650 Mr Bruff's Guide to 'Jeky... 1
1549730657 Mr Bruff's Guide To 'Macb... 1
1467881406 British Serial Killers 8
1509853812 Escape from Evil 1

Peter Britton Tobin (born 27 August 1946) is a convicted Scottish serial killer and sex offender who is currently serving three sentences of life imprisonment with a whole life order at HM Prison Edinburgh for three murders committed between 1991-2006. Prior to his first murder conviction, Tobin served ten years in prison for a double rape committed in 1993, following which he was released in 2004.

External References
  1. Q2078689 on, Retrieved on Jan 11, 2019.
  2. Peter Tobin on, Retrieved on Jan 11, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Peter Britton TOBIN on, Retrieved on Jan 11, 2019.
  4. Serial killer Peter Tobin attacked with a razor blade in prison on, Retrieved on Jan 11, 2019.
  5. Jane Hamilton, Serial killer Peter Tobin struck by cancer on, Retrieved on Jan 11, 2019.
  6. Peter Tobin on, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
Internal References

Peter Tobin is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #36 of 39[ Page 3 ] of Virgo Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  2. #37 of 40[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in August
  3. #57 of 62[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killers active in the United Kingdom
  4. #90 of 651[ Page 6 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #292 of 307[ Page 20 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #337 of 651[ Page 23 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #593 of 651[ Page 40 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #607 of 651[ Page 41 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Peter Tobin is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Sexual Preference, Birth Category, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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