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Forum: Hutchinson, George Yesterday, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Wickerman
It's not really a question of whether a newspaper...

It's not really a question of whether a newspaper is a primary or secondary source. Such a statement is misleading.

It is the stories that are either primary or secondary.
A newspaper provides both...
Forum: Hutchinson, George Yesterday, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Wickerman
This must be what you are referring to. "He...

This must be what you are referring to.

"He said to an Echo reporter this morning. "The murderer couldn't have come to a worse place (for escaping) than this court. There is only this narrow...
Forum: Hutchinson, George Yesterday, 06:15 PM
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Posted By Wickerman
Bowyer's was only questioned about his discovery...

Bowyer's was only questioned about his discovery of the body, not what he was doing seven hours before.
Forum: Hutchinson, George Yesterday, 06:11 PM
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Posted By Wickerman
As I've said before Gareth, Hutchinson was not...

As I've said before Gareth, Hutchinson was not defending himself in his statement. It was Abberline who would have asked him for some corroboration and we do not know what words passed between...
Forum: Hutchinson, George Yesterday, 06:07 PM
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Views: 85,181
Posted By Wickerman
The press report about Bowyer tells us he saw the...

The press report about Bowyer tells us he saw the same man described by Hutchinson.

"Early on Friday morning Bowyer saw a man, whose description tallies with that of the supposed murderer. Bowyer...
Forum: Hutchinson, George Yesterday, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Wickerman
What do they do, put a Wanted add in the papers...

What do they do, put a Wanted add in the papers for Mr George Hutchinson to come to the station?
It's not like we haven't been over that before.

Lawende had a business, the police knew where to find...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 29,411
Posted By Wickerman
I've always been interested as to why the hat...

I've always been interested as to why the hat worn by the Smith suspect changed.
The first police circular across the various stations was purloined by the press and published on Oct. 1st.

"The...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride Yesterday, 10:50 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 29,411
Posted By Wickerman
Where do we learn that Schwartz knew Wess...

Where do we learn that Schwartz knew Wess (West)?




Agreed in principal, but it's not certain.
Forum: Elizabeth Stride Yesterday, 10:43 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 29,411
Posted By Wickerman
It strikes me that Phillips was being particular...

It strikes me that Phillips was being particular in pointing out the blood stains were on the back of the hand and on the wrist.
If there had been blood in the palm of her hand it would have...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 09-19-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 29,411
Posted By Wickerman
Swanson, when making reference to the time...

Swanson, when making reference to the time between the assault and the body being discovered wrote:
".....the murderous action would I think be a question of so many minutes, five at least, ten at...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 09-19-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 29,411
Posted By Wickerman
If you are startled by a slice to the throat,...

If you are startled by a slice to the throat, without thinking you would grab your neck with your hand. Any blood would then be in the palm of the hand. This was stated by Phillips to be on the back...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 09-19-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 29,411
Posted By Wickerman
Hi Robert. If you look at the testimony of PC...

Hi Robert.

If you look at the testimony of PC Lamb, he makes two interesting comments that may help to explain the blood on the back of her hand.

He said:
"...I felt the wrist, but could not...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-19-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 85,181
Posted By Wickerman
It isn't "theorising" to point out that...

It isn't "theorising" to point out that the suggested identification failed.
An identification depends on certain criteria, when it is found to be lacking, then what other conclusion is available?...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-19-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 85,181
Posted By Wickerman
To his superiors? This report was not released to...

To his superiors?
This report was not released to the press, it was an internal report.
Forum: Witnesses 09-19-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,204
Posted By Wickerman
Given the number of churches & businesses...

Given the number of churches & businesses that had pendulum clocks which chimed, it shouldn't be difficult to be anywhere in the city and have a reasonable idea what the time was at any hour of the...
Forum: Emma Smith 09-19-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,952
Posted By Wickerman
The blade that pierced the sternum was not...

The blade that pierced the sternum was not described as triangular. In fact the blade was not described at all. It was just larger than the others.
One term used was 'dagger', which suggests a wider...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-18-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 85,181
Posted By Wickerman
We are led to believe Abberline had gained the...

We are led to believe Abberline had gained the respect of his fellow officers & superiors due to his abilities with the grass roots people of the East End.

Yet nobody noticed he was gullible?
Forum: Witnesses 09-18-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,204
Posted By Wickerman
Church bells?

Church bells?
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 09-18-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 29,411
Posted By Wickerman
Possibly Stride was not alone in the gateway, she...

Possibly Stride was not alone in the gateway, she was with Parcel-man. She was with him just minutes before, but on the other side of the street.

BS-man passed bye and suspected what they were up...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-18-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 85,181
Posted By Wickerman
As I said to Trevor. Abberline's, "I am of...

As I said to Trevor.
Abberline's, "I am of the opinion his statement is true", was intended to mean Hutchinson needs to be taken seriously. That the story he told is not one of mistaken identity, nor...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-18-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 85,181
Posted By Wickerman
Agreed, the witness is given the benefit of the...

Agreed, the witness is given the benefit of the doubt. They are not treated as liars, they are not dismissed without a valid cause. The police take what they say on trust, until or unless something...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 09-18-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 29,411
Posted By Wickerman
I've always been partial to the idea that Jack...

I've always been partial to the idea that Jack used a ligature/cord to strangle his victims (Dr. Brownfield's theory)
The difference between a top button being undone or being torn open may be...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-17-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 85,181
Posted By Wickerman
I would say the reason for Abberline expressing...

I would say the reason for Abberline expressing an opinion was to make it clear to his superiors this was not another mistaken sighting. The police were inundated with false claims, this one was not...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-17-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 85,181
Posted By Wickerman
I'm not talking about theorists who dabble in...

I'm not talking about theorists who dabble in research.
Those I had in mind rarely theorise about anything.




My view stems from reliable sources who have offered opinions like these:

"....I...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-17-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,680
Views: 85,181
Posted By Wickerman
A witness can be interrogated without being under...

A witness can be interrogated without being under suspicion.
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