Peter Tobin appears before High Court

Peter Tobin has made a brief appearance before Lord Kinclaven at the High Court in Edinburgh.  Tobin is charged with the murder of missing schoolgirl Vicky Hamilton as well as abduction and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.  Tobin entered a plea of Not Guilty to all charges.

Tobin was remanded in custody until his next court appearance.  The High Court is due to travel to Dundee to hear his case which is due to begin on 3 November 2008.  It has been indicated by Tobin’s defence counsel that the special defence of alibi is being prepared.