Linda McDonald was walking through a local woodland area when out of nowhere, she experienced a horrific attack which left her in critical condition. But could her attacker be already known to police?
Linda McDonald always felt safe in her home of Dundee. She would often take a walk in the woodlands near her house. One beautiful sunny day in 2017, Linda was out for a walk when she experienced what she described as ‘hell’. Linda was viciously assaulted and was taken to the hospital, fighting for her life. Thankfully, Linda was able to describe the man who attacked her, and this helped the police in their search. Had it not been for two brothers walking in the woods nearby who heard Linda’s screams, she would most likely have been killed that day.
Linda suffered blunt trauma to her head, two fractures at the base of her skull and her thumb had to be reattached.
Robbie McIntosh was jailed as a teenager for violently attacking and killing Anne Nicoll in 2001 He was given a life sentence but just 16 years after his first murder, he was able to attack again. Police were able to identify Robbie McIntosh as a possible suspect in the attack of Linda McDonald. McIntosh’s flat was quickly secured by police and he was found with blood-stained boxer shorts. Neighbours of Robbie’s had CCTV footage of Robbie leaving his flat and returning later that day. Robbie McIntosh was charged with attempted murder and submitted a plea of guilty. He was given an Order for Lifelong Restriction (OLR), which means he will have to be supervised for the rest of his life.
MurderTown: Series 1 Episode 3