Page last updated at 11:07 GMT, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 12:07 UK

Trial announced for Vicky accused

Vicky Hamilton
The body of Vicky Hamilton was found at a house in Margate last year

The man accused of murdering schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton more than 17 years ago is expected to go on trial in November.

The body of the 15-year-old, from Redding near Falkirk, was found last year in the garden of a house in Kent.

She had last been seen waiting for a bus in Bathgate, West Lothian, in February 1991.

Peter Tobin, 61, was arrested and made a brief court appearance, in private, last November. Plans are now under way for a trial in Dundee.

The details emerged during a hearing in Edinburgh about an alleged contempt of court.

IPC Media were brought to court over an article carried by their magazines Woman and Woman's Own which mentioned Peter Tobin.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific