The church that became tragically known for the atrocious murder of Angelika Kluk by serial killer Peter Tobin, may undergo a transformation into flats or a hotel.

Officials, grappling with financial challenges, revealed that they are considering obtaining planning permission for St Patrick’s in the Anderston area of Glasgow. This development could potentially result in the church’s sale.

Notoriously, Tobin, 60, concealed the body of the 23-year-old Polish student beneath the floorboards of the chapel after he raped and murdered her in 2006.

Serial killer Peter Tobin.
Serial killer Peter Tobin.
(Image: PA)

Speaking on behalf of the church, a representative stated, “Regrettably, we are currently facing a predicament where the future of our church and parish is looking grim and the church’s closure seems inevitable.

“The Archdiocesan estates department is examining possible alternatives for the future, including applying for planning permission to convert the property into flats or a hotel.”

Angelika Kluk was killed at the church.
Angelika Kluk was killed at the church.
(Image: PA)

However, a local resident voiced their aversion saying, “It’s the last place anyone would wish to stay overnight. The memories of Tobin’s misdeeds will endure.”

In September 2006, Angelika was living in a room at the church and was under the malevolent influence of Tobin, a convicted child rapist who masqueraded as a handyman named Pat McLaughlin.

After Angelika disappeared, Tobin, originally from Johnstone, was questioned by the police before he made headway to abscond. He was subsequently captured in London.

Peter Tobin hospital.
Peter Tobin in hospital.
(Image: Daily Record)

A Strathclyde Police investigation subsequently linked Tobin to the disappearances of two other young girls – Vicky Hamilton, aged 15, and Dinah McNicol, 18.

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In 2007, his prior residence in Bathgate, West Lothian, was probed in connection to the case of Vicky, who disappeared from West Lothian in 1991. The investigation team discovered a knife in the attic bearing Vicky’s DNA. This clue led them to another one of Tobin’s previous addresses in Margate, Kent.

They uncovered Dinah’s remains in the garden of this property, who disappeared from Liphook, Hampshire, in 1991. Vicky’s body was also retrieved here.

Tobin lost his life two years ago at the age of 76, following a fall at HMP Edinburgh while serving a whole life order. A photograph captured by the Sunday Mail depicted him chained to his hospital bed. The police affiliate him with the murders of other women scattered across the country.

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