A Scots child murderer has finally been placed on the Sex Offenders Register following a long campaign by his six-year-old victims family.

Adam Stein abducted, raped and murdered Collette Gallacher 35 years ago but had not been placed on the register because his sick crimes took place before the list was created in 1997.

The 61-year-old, originally from Glasgow, was previously quizzed over a sex attack in Scotland and has not been pictured since he was jailed for the brutal murder.

We previously told of how Collette’s family issued a warning to Scots upon his release.

Little Collette's sisters, Claire and Lauren Holmes, are now relieved that Stein is finally on the register, Northants Live reports.

Lauren (left) and Claire Holmes, whose sister Collette was murdered 35 years ago

Both sisters previously appealed for anyone attacked by Stein in the past to come forward in a bid to get him placed on the list.

People who have signed the register must provide the police with their name, address of any property they stay in for more than seven days a year, date of birth, National Insurance Number, and passport details.

They must also tell the police of any foreign travel, if they are living or staying with a person aged under 18 for 12 hours or more and of certain credit card and bank details.

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Six-year-old Collette was on her way to catch the school bus when the monster abducted her in 1986.

Her mum Karen made a public appeal in a bid for help to find her, but her body was discovered in Stein’s loft after he went to a friend's home and tried to take his own life.

A court heard he lured Collette into his flat with crisps after his wife fled with their young son.

Stein raped the child, suffocated her, then hid her body in his house. He was subsequently given a life sentence, with his tariff for parole set at between 18 and 20 years.

He was released to an address in the south-east of England in 2016 but was back behind bars within 14 months for driving offences.

He has been granted parole under strict conditions but, previously, could not be put on the Sex Offenders Register because it did not come into force until 1997.

Stein was previously investigated and arrested for a separate rape, and questioned over a third sexual assault, but was not charged for either.

Earlier this year, Claire said: "We understand he has history of being questioned in ­Scotland in connection with a previous sexual offence prior to murdering my sister. Why did he move from Scotland to England?

“He could have offended anywhere in the 1980s. We are appealing to anyone who may have been previously attacked by him, who didn’t feel brave enough to come out.

“Four people from our town have stepped forward with information. The more that come out make us realise how many more cases there could be across the country.”

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