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Hamilton was cop informer says MP.

Dunblane killer Thomas Hamilton was a secret police informer, a Scots MP sensationally claimed yesterday.

Tam Dalyell claims he has positive information from two separate sources showing Hamilton was a grass.

And the Linlithgow MP is now demanding to know from John Major "when Ministers were informed that Thomas Hamilton of Dunblane was a police informer".

His bombshell came as Dunblane faced the first anniversary of the massacre.

And if he is proved correct, the police will have to re-open the whole case into how Hamilton kept his deadly arsenal, despite complaints from the public and even police officers.

Dalyell said: "After 34 years in the Commons, I do not ask questions just for the hell of it."

But he added: "I think it's important that this question is answered.

"If there is no truth in the charges, then it is better they are nipped in the bud."

Dalyell first came into contact with Hamilton after a mother complained of the killer's advances towards her son at one of his now-infamous boys' clubs.

Paula Moreby, who now lives in Swansea, asked the MP to confront Hamilton after her boy complained. Dalyell called in the police, who said they could do nothing.

He recalled: "Hamilton came to my surgery, saying he was angry with me and that I had ruined his club.

"From then on I was quite sure he was meddling with little boys, but I could not prove anything."

A Central Scotland Police spokesman said: "There is nothing whatsoever to suggest Hamilton was a police informant."
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Author:Murphy, Brendan
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 14, 1997
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