Serial killer Peter Tobin has been taken to hospital after becoming unwell at the prison where he is serving three life sentences.
Tobin, 69, reportedly collapsed in his cell at Edinburgh’s Saughton Prison on Sunday afternoon.
The killer, who has a history of missing court appearances through illness, was taken to the city’s Royal Infirmary by ambulance.
He was spotted being wheeled into the hospital by a medic and still handcuffed to a prison officer, according to the Scottish Sun.
Tobin was found slumped in his cell at about midday by prison staff, the paper said.
The serial killer is serving a life sentence for raping and murdering Polish student Angelika Kluk, 23, and hiding her body under the floor of a Glasgow church in 2006.
He has also been convicted of murdering 15-year-old schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton, of Redding, near Falkirk, in 1991, and 18-year-old Dinah McNicol in the same year.
Their bodies were found 17 years later, buried in the garden of his former home in Margate, Kent.
A spokesman for the Scottish Prison Service said: “We can confirm that a 69-year-old prisoner from HMP Edinburgh was taken to hospital yesterday.”