Murderer dies in Perth Prison
Alastair Thompson hacked to death a homosexual man he picked up in Dundee.
A murderer who dumped parts of his victim’s dismembered body across a city has died in Perth Prison.
Alastair Thompson, 61, was sentenced to life imprisonment at Edinburgh High Court in May 1993.
Thomson was ordered to serve a minimum of 15 years after he hacked to death Gordon Dunbar, a homosexual man he picked up in Dundee.
The killer then dumped parts of Mr Dunbar's dismembered body across the city, while the victim’s head has never been found.
It is understood Thomson died from natural causes on Tuesday, December 21, while serving his sentence at HMP Perth.
The Scottish Prison Service said on Thursday that Tayside Police and Thomson’s next of kin have been informed.
A spokeswoman also said a fatal accident inquiry into the murderer’s death with take place in due course.