Bible John's Secret Daughter: Murder, Drugs and a Mother's Secret Heartbreak

By David Leslie

There has been one associate the gorgeous younger women who danced away the Nineteen Sixties in Glasgow's Barrowlands have been desirous to keep away from: Bible John, so named simply because he quoted scripture to his sufferers. He was once being sought for 3 brutal unsolved intercourse murders, and every of his sufferers were picked up after an evening on the well-known dance corridor.

Police have been nonetheless investigating the 1st terrifying homicide whilst Hannah Martin was once raped on her approach domestic from the Barrowlands. whilst Bible John struck two times extra, Hannah confided to buddies that his description matched that of her personal attacker.

The subsequent surprise got here while Hannah stumbled on she used to be pregnant. Her distraught father banished her from the kin domestic and compelled her to offer her baby up for adoption. She might by no means see her daughter back, yet in a weird and wonderful twist 3 a long time later, an research into the notorious World's finish homicide might lead to Hannah's daughter researching the id of the mummy she by no means knew. Tragically, the scoop got here too past due for them to be reunited, however it set her on a path to discover the stunning secrets and techniques of her mother's lifestyles.

Did Hannah understand Bible John? What did Hannah Martin exhibit of her baby's father? How did she then join a multimillion-pound drug-smuggling gang? Why, after watching for a major bounty, did she die in poverty? The solutions are all the following in Bible John's mystery Daughter.

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Yet round the time she used to be slogging concerning the streets of Lanarkshire and Glasgow, a replica of lower than her arm, dreaming of a misplaced daughter and higher instances, others have been additionally trading, in basic terms the returns have been extra profitable and the hazards larger than her sore toes and influenza. In 1989, Gordon Ross and Charles ‘Chick’ Glackin, encouraged via speak of get-rich-quick schemes of their local Glasgow, had pooled their reductions, received a 3rd- or fourth-hand Volkswagen golfing and pushed it to Dover, the place they boarded a cross-Channel ferry to Calais. Disembarking and clutching an inexpensive map of Europe, they motored throughout France, via tiny Andorra and into Spain, the place they headed for the coastal inn of Malaga at the Costa del Sol, so well-liked by package deal holidaymakers. Malaga used to be a favorite goal of Scots rationale on sitting within the sunlight, placing themselves throughout the ache barrier for a fast tan to provoke neighbours and workmates. It used to be additionally the centre of a thriving alternate in Moroccan hash. very quickly, Ross and Glackin had stowed away forty pounds within the seats and have been on their approach domestic, actually sitting on £100,000. The firm ended at Dover whilst a Customs seek exposed the contraband and the pair have been each one jailed for 3 years. again out of felony, the 2 buddies have been undaunted by way of their previous failure and in 1992 have been again in Malaga, the place they met up with a Mancunian referred to as ‘Big Ted’, who was once one of many vital providers of hash alongside the coastal sector. They have been made up our minds to aim one other run to Glasgow in an even-more-heavily packed motor vehicle and trigger, regardless of warnings by means of great Ted of the hazards of attempting to go mountain passes in a basically dangerous motor. pressured to show again and give up, they met with giant Ted back, who sympathised with them after which prepared to have their provides smuggled into the united kingdom through lorry. Realising the foolhardiness of persisting with the 3,000-mile around journeys among Malaga and Glasgow, the smugglers sought assist in their local urban. Others got here into the firm, pondering up methods of creating the racket extra profitable. It used to be made up our minds that the vehicles will be used to go back and forth among Malaga and Disneyland Paris, the place they might be met firstly by way of transit trucks and later through buses into which the hash will be loaded then pushed again to Scotland. through now the operation had rather taken off, yet adjustments will be valuable after of the vehicles have been stopped coming into France filled with cannabis. 3 male Scots stuck – William Hassard, John Lyon and John Templeton – have been each one jailed for 3 and a part years, whereas a lady who had taken where of a fourth used to be additionally arrested yet escaped due to an audacious plot within which a passport belonging to a lookalike used to be smuggled to her. Even that setback didn't deter the steadily transforming into gang, yet because the enterprise grew to become extra profitable, its very dimension introduced with it new difficulties into which Hannah may locate herself drawn. Had Hannah yet recognized it, her catalogue zone had at one time been so just about the road the place her daughter lived that the 2 girls may perhaps simply have ran into each other.

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