Serial killer Peter Tobin has been returned to prison after suffering what is believed to be a stroke.
Tobin, 69, collapsed in his cell at Edinburgh’s Saughton Prison on Sunday afternoon.
The killer is serving three life sentences. One for raping and murdering Polish student Angelika Kluk, 23, and hiding her body under the floor of a Glasgow church in 2006.
He was also 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.
The killer, who has a history of missing court appearances through illness, was taken to the city’s Royal Infirmary.
A Scottish Prison Service spokeswoman said: ““We can confirm a prisoner was taken to hospital.”