Ultimately the receipts relating to this delivery trip proved his undoing.Readers’ comments: You are personally liable for the content of any comments you upload to this website, so please act responsibly.IN a trial that laid bare the most horrific facets of his murderous past, Robert Black betrayed no emotion.
My own daughter was the same age at the time and it was just the most terrible thing.” In Musselburgh Black worked as a lifeguard.
Twenty years later Caroline Hogg would disappear close to those same pools.
A delivery run took him past Coldstream in 1982 when he snatched Susan Maxwell, back to Portobello a year later when he stole Caroline Hogg from the promenade, and through Leeds in 1986 where he abducted Sarah Harper.
Black went to Northern Ireland in August 1981 to deliver posters, and it was there he murdered Jennifer Cardy.
They stayed together for a while and Black even asked her to marry him.
She said no and the relationship ended acrimoniously.
He also obtained his driving licence, enabling him to secure a job with Poster, Dispatch and Storage, a London-based delivery firm, in 1976.
The back of his van became a lair where he would abuse himself and his victims with a vile stash of crudely-fashioned instruments.
“I remember he broke my cousin’s nose in a fight,” he says.