Printer Friendly

One of the most dangerous men to ever walk the streets of Scotland; Ex-police officer who helped catch callous murderer says he 'certainly' killed at least three more women VILE MONSTER ANGUS SINCLAIR DIES IN PRISON EXCLUSIVE BY JANE HAMILTON Crime Reporter.

Byline: JANE HAMILTON Crime Reporter

WORLD'S END killer Angus Sinclair died in prison yesterday - and the detective who helped snare him said he "certainly" killed three other women.

Tom Wood said Sinclair will go down in history as "one of the most dangerous men to ever walk the streets of Scotland".

We Referring to other possible victims, the former deputy chief constable of Lothian and not be wasting thoughts on Borders Police added: "Let's spare a thought for Anna Kenny, Hilda McAuley and Agnes Cooney, who Sinclair certainly murdered."

TOM WOOD of the serial " The killer was found dead in his cell at Glenochil prison yesterday morning. He is believed to have died from natural causes.

The Scottish Prison Service said: "Angus Robertson Sinclair, 73, a prisoner at HMP Glenochil, has died. He was convicted at Edinburgh High Court on August 31, 1982. The matter has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal. A fatal accident inquiry will be held in due course."

Sinclair raped and murdered teenagers Christine Eadie and Helen Scott in 1977 after meeting them at the World's End pub in Edinburgh.

our Sinclair He was serving the longest sentence ever imposed in a Scottish court - 37 years.

on death killer But the man dubbed "one of the most evil" is suspected of carrying out many more killings.

Wood - who led Operation Trinity, which finally snared Sinclair - said the only regret at his death should be reserved for the secrets he is taking to his grave.

He said: "We should be thinking of these young women and their families, not wasting our thoughts on Angus Sinclair."

Sinclair claimed his first victim in 1961, when he was just 16, by luring seven-year-old Catherine Reehill into his Glasgow house, where he raped and strangled her.

He then threw her body down the stairs and claimed her death had been an accident. He pled guilty to culpable homicide and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

In 1968, Sinclair was freed and put under supervision for three years.

He moved to Edinburgh, where he met his wife Sarah. They married in 1970 before the family moved back to Glasgow.

In 1977, he embarked on a killing spree in the capital, including Christine and Helen.

The girls, who were both 17, were raped and murdered after a night out in Edinburgh in October 1977.

Sinclair was sentenced to life in prison in 1982 for a series of sex attacks on 11 young victims aged between three and 14 in Glasgow.

He was about to apply for parole when he was charged with killing 17-year-old Mary Gallacher, who had been sexually assaulted and her throat cut before her body was dumped on waste ground near a train station in Springburn, Glasgow, in 1978.

He receive his second life sentence in 2001 and in 2004, DNA evidence linked him to the infamous World's End murders. Working alongside his brother-in-law Gordon Hamilton, the two men attacked the girls in Sinclair's caravanette before being taken to East Lothian where they were tortured, strangled to death and their bodies dumped.

Despite the DNA evidence, he was acquitted when the judge ruled there was no case to answer.

Following the introduction of the Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Act in 2011, Sinclair was retried in 2014 and this time he was found guilty.

In 2017, he suffered a series of strokes and was confined to his bed or a wheelchair.

Hilda, 36, Agnes, 23 and Anna, 20, had been killed and dumped in similar circumstances within months of each other in Glasgow in 1977. All had been bound and gagged with items of their own clothing.

Sinclair was never tried for their murders as all the evidence had been lost.

We should not be wasting our thoughts on Sinclair TOM WOOD on death of the serial killer


TARGET Mary Gallacher

TERROR TALES Record stories on court appearances

VICTIMS Helen Scott, above left, and Christine Eadie were murdered by Sinclair

FACE OF EVIL Sinclair in 2014, left. Possible victims, right from top, Hilda McAuley, Anna Kenny and Agnes Cooney Main pic: Alan Simpson/REX
COPYRIGHT 2019 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2019 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Mar 12, 2019
Previous Article:Singer Jess swaps Neon Jungle for Albert Square.
Next Article:Beast took secrets to his grave.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters