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View Poll Results: Emma Smith was attacked by
A gang of men 22 70.97%
Jack the Ripper 2 6.45%
Someone else 2 6.45%
A gang of men which included Jack the Ripper 5 16.13%
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:31 PM
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Why would she lie about a gang if it were a lone killer? I do not understand why anyone thinks she is a Ripper victim.
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As was with the case of Margery Wren, she might have lied to protect someone.
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Why would she lie about a gang if it were a lone killer? I do not understand why anyone thinks she is a Ripper victim.
Hi Miakaal

quite simple. She could have lied just like Ada Wilson did, for the same reason.
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There is something off about what Emma is alleged to have said. The Met (IIRC) believed that she should have passed more than one beat copper as she staggered home, but spoke to none it appears. Also aren't the timings a bit odd?

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As I recall, no blood was found where she said she was attacked nor had anyone seen any gangs in the area.
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Hi Phil and Stan, true.
And you can add Mary Russell's testimony about her "reluctance" to describe the attack.
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From the late reporting of the offence to the Police (just before the inquest) you can also perhaps infer her reluctance to have the medical staff report the matter, (sorry Tom!).

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From the late reporting of the offence to the Police (just before the inquest) you can also perhaps infer her reluctance to have the medical staff report the matter.

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Hmm...thought I'd simply edited that (because I thought that on reflection the Tom reference sounded exultant rather than humourous...as I'd intended)...clearly I got that wrong too!

Small round objects!

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