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Editorial chief urges serial killer he probed to confess to more crimes

Mark Williams-ThomasAn editorial chief has urged a serial killer he investigated to confess to his role in more crimes.

Newsquest group investigations editor Mark Williams-Thomas has demanded the confession from Peter Tobin after it was revealed the triple murderer is seriously ill in hospital.

Tobin is currently serving a life sentence for the murders of Angelika Kluk, Vicky Hamilton and Dinah McNicol, but is also suspected to be linked to the disappearance of Jessie Earl in 1980 and Louise Kay in 1988.

Mark, pictured, nvestigated the disappearances of both women while working as a police officer in Surrey.  He turned to journalism after leaving the force in 2000 and is best-known for having exposed Jimmy Savile as a paedophile.

Discussing Tobin, he told Newsquest’s Brighton daily The Argus: “I would say to him ‘you owe it to those people who you’ve ruined their lives to finally tell them the truth’.

“I have no doubt that Peter Tobin is responsible for the murders of other people. I think the evidence is strong to suggest he was involved in the disappearance of Jessie Earl and Louise Kay.

“He’s a vile man. I’ve listened to lots of interviews with him by the police and there’s no compassion.

“He doesn’t care what he’s done or that he’s hurt anybody, and he’ll go to his grave keeping his secrets, unfortunately.”

Mark also believes that the body of Ms Kay could be buried in the garden of Tobin’s former home in Brighton.

He said: “The evidence tells us that Tobin was a burier of bodies, and so it is very believable that he buried her body, and we can place him categorically in that flat at the same time that Louise Kay goes missing.

“I don’t know if Louise Kay is in that garden but what I can tell you is that it is a line of enquiry that should be completed, because she may well be.”