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Angus Sinclair Scotland’s most notorious killer found dead

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Angus Sinclair one of Scotland’s most notorious killers has been found dead aged 73.

He was convicted of four killings which included the World’s End murders but he is believed to have murdered more than four people.

He has been in prison since 1982 after he was convicted of a number of rapes and indecent attacks on Children.

Five years ago he was convicted of the murders of Helen Scott and Christine Eadie, who were last seen at the World’s End pub on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in 1977.

He was then handed the longest-ever prison sentence of 37 years handed out by the Scottish courts for the murders.

The Scottish Prison Service confirmed he died overnight at HMP Glenochil in Alloa, Clackmannanshire.

He was convicted of the murder of four women, but it is believed he murdered many more, having grown up in the┬áSt George’s Cross area of Glasgow.

He had an obsession with sex from an early age he killed his first when he was aged just 16-years-old in 1961.

He lured his seven-year-old neighbour Catherine Reehill before raping and strangling her in a horrific killing.

He then dumped the body and covered his tracks in a manner so calculated he shocked and disturbed police officers assigned to the case.

following the killing he went to the extent that he called an ambulance himself and told the operator that “a wee girl has fallen down the stairs”. she had not he had murdered her but created injured to match that of a fall.

Following this murder he was released after serving just seven years, he got his life together and took up a trade he got married and had a son.

But this only enabled him to murder more people, In 1977 there was a spate of murders which were connected across central Scotland.

The pattern was the same six women had vanished after going on nights out, bodies dumped on farmland and wasteland.

He was only convicted of 4 murders, that of.

  • Catherine Reehill, seven
  • Christine Eadie, 17
  • Helen Scott, 17
  • Mary Gallacher, 17

However, detectives strongly believe he killed four women, if not more. He was never charged or convicted of the murders of.

  • Frances Barker, 37
  • Hilda McAuley, 36
  • Agnes Cooney, 23
  • Anna Kenny, 20

He appeared in court in 2007 charged with the murders of Christine Eadie and Helen Scott, insufficient evidence allowed him to walk free.

But when the double jeopardy law was introduced he was brought back before a judge and jury and convicted of the murders again in 2014.

He was found guilty and sentenced to 34-years in prison despite being a free man for many years.

During sentencing, the judge called him a “dangerous predator capable of sinking to the depths of depravity and said the words “evil” and “monster” were inadequate for him.


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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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