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Forum: Hutchinson, George Today, 01:35 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Does Bowyer's description survive? He could have...

Does Bowyer's description survive? He could have been describing Blotchy for all I know.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-15-2017, 03:41 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
If he'd said "a year or two" I'd be...

If he'd said "a year or two" I'd be inclined to agree.. Three years would still be an exaggeration.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-15-2017, 03:32 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
No, he was George Hutchinson alright.

No, he was George Hutchinson alright.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-15-2017, 03:30 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Don't the weather reports provide at least some...

Don't the weather reports provide at least some corroboration? Besides, rain or no rain, the fact remains that the passage into Millers Court would have been a roof over his head, which would also...
Forum: Pub Talk 12-15-2017, 03:26 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I'll be keeping an eye out for stragglers tonight.

I'll be keeping an eye out for stragglers tonight.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-14-2017, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Jack the Wrapper! :)

Jack the Wrapper! :)
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-14-2017, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
There was a large lodging-house directly opposite...

There was a large lodging-house directly opposite the entrance to Miller's Court, so it's not inconceivable that the man seen by Lewis was one of the lodgers, or perhaps a member of staff, who'd...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-14-2017, 11:04 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Respectably dressed, at any rate. Whether he had...

Respectably dressed, at any rate. Whether he had a similar appearance to Mr Astrakhan is hard to tell because, despite Best and Gardner having apparently spent some time standing in this man's...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-14-2017, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
If he was there at all, which I doubt. Like I...

If he was there at all, which I doubt. Like I suggested, what kind of idiot would wander the streets all night in the rain, having spent 45 minutes in or around a courtyard that had a covered...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-14-2017, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I daresay he could have crashed out in the arched...

I daresay he could have crashed out in the arched passageway at the entrance to Miller's Court if he'd felt so inclined. That way, he could have found shelter from the elements AND kept an eye on...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-14-2017, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I daresay, RJ, but here we have a shifty-looking...

I daresay, RJ, but here we have a shifty-looking "forriner" consorting with a street-walker in the heart of Ripper country and in the middle of the Ripper scare. Why did Hutchinson really take such...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-14-2017, 07:11 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
He claimed that he'd known Kelly for five years,...

He claimed that he'd known Kelly for five years, which - if her biography has any grains of truth in it - is difficult to believe in itself, as she apparently had only moved to London 4 years...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 12-14-2017, 07:02 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Which doesn't quite square with his rather creepy...

Which doesn't quite square with his rather creepy description of Astrakhan Man - "he looked at me stern", "very surly looking", "Jewish/foreign appearance", "small parcel with a kind of strap around...
Forum: Doctors and Coroners 12-13-2017, 01:45 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Most probably (and/or the uterus).

Most probably (and/or the uterus).
Forum: Doctors and Coroners 12-13-2017, 12:50 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
[QUOTE=DJA;437019]Do you reckon the colon might...

[QUOTE=DJA;437019]Do you reckon the colon might have been damaged when Jack was removing the small intestines!/QUOTE]
Not that part of the colon which was cut out, as it lies at the far end of the...
Forum: Doctors and Coroners 12-13-2017, 12:24 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
The cut colon segment was from the descending...

The cut colon segment was from the descending colon on the left of the body. The intestines smeared over with faecal matter were the small intestines which had been pulled out of the body prior to...
Forum: Doctors and Coroners 12-12-2017, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
The colon in general lies rather deep, and that...

The colon in general lies rather deep, and that part of her colon that was cut sits well away from the midline and to the left, whereas Eddowes' wound stayed central then veered to the right after...
Forum: Doctors and Coroners 12-12-2017, 10:39 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I don't think that the Ripper was removing excess...

I don't think that the Ripper was removing excess flesh from Annie Chapman; he was just removing flesh. He could have taken exactly the same approach with Eddowes, had he chosen to do so.

Indeed,...
Forum: Doctors and Coroners 12-12-2017, 06:33 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
They'd only have taken a few seconds to complete....

They'd only have taken a few seconds to complete. My guess is that, having adopted the three flap approach at Hanbury Street, the killer surmised - correctly - that a single, long cut would take up...
Forum: Doctors and Coroners 12-11-2017, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
I think that he cut out a flap of flesh which...

I think that he cut out a flap of flesh which included the navel, but that might not quite be the same as tracing around it, bearing in mind that he also removed two other flaps of flesh which he...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 12-08-2017, 03:08 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Very good point, Dave. Makes perfect sense to me.

Very good point, Dave. Makes perfect sense to me.
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2017, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
The answer to that is easy. Yes, of course they...

The answer to that is easy. Yes, of course they can, provided they take a balanced and reasonable approach to the evidence. Trying to make (e.g.) Elizabeth Jackson's abdominal mutilations as similar...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 75
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Trevor, I was responding specifically to...

Trevor, I was responding specifically to illustrative points made by Fisherman, in a discussion about how we approach the evidence. This discussion is about "methodology" in general, not about the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2017, 06:48 AM
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Views: 4,735
Posted By Sam Flynn
Off topic, Trevor.

Off topic, Trevor.
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2017, 05:13 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Or course you're interpreting in that instance,...

Or course you're interpreting in that instance, every much as I am, if not more so.

I've pointed out - correctly - that Hebbert uses the word "slips of flesh" and that the dictionary shows that...
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