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Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-10-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 257
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Posted By Bridewell
Just arguing against my own post for a moment, if...

Just arguing against my own post for a moment, if Maxwell was being led by the statement taker and didn't know Joseph Barnett then her description of the man she saw with MJK becomes interesting...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-10-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 257
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Posted By Bridewell
"I have known deceased woman during the past...

"I have known deceased woman during the past 4 months, she was known as Mary Jane and (that) since Joe Barnett left her she has obtained her living as an unfortunate..."

I realise that the exact...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 07-10-2018, 09:06 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
This looks to me like a circular argument. The...

This looks to me like a circular argument. The closest people to the scene of the crime were only "all" police officers if an assumption is made that the killer was one of them.
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-10-2018, 08:29 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
So she woke to find that a woman she had seen...

So she woke to find that a woman she had seen just before she went to bed had been killed shortly thereafter. Why would she be mistaken about that - and if she was why was her recollection as to the...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-10-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 257
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Posted By Bridewell
This is a great point, Jon. In the cases of both...

This is a great point, Jon. In the cases of both Chapman and Kelly we have medical opinion giving an early TOD and eye witnesses suggesting a TOD several hours later. Mrs Long/Darrell's account is...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 07-10-2018, 07:48 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
Well quite. Most people are going to remember if...

Well quite. Most people are going to remember if they've slept since they last saw someone.
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Bridewell
It would be strange to have a "True Crime...

It would be strange to have a "True Crime Museum" in England and not make mention of the best-known and most talked about serial killer in history - akin to not discussing the elephant in the room....
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 06-29-2018, 01:56 PM
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Views: 4,487
Posted By Bridewell
That's not the point I'm making, Scott, so...

That's not the point I'm making, Scott, so apologies if I've clumsily given a contrary impression. I was merely pointing out that the James Hay who appears in the 1891 census at the Seaside Home is...
Forum: Witnesses 06-29-2018, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Bridewell
There can't have been all that many women of that...

There can't have been all that many women of that name living in the immediate area at the right time, Debs. Great find. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 06-29-2018, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Bridewell
Harvey was dismissed in 1889 (1st July), so would...

Harvey was dismissed in 1889 (1st July), so would not have been a serving officer at the time of the 1891 census. Interestingly, while his personal file (in 2012) still contained documents which...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 06-29-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,133
Posted By Bridewell
Magistrates are no longer exempt. The anomaly is...

Magistrates are no longer exempt. The anomaly is that they can serve as jurors to the maximum age of 75 but have to leave the (active) bench at 70.
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Bridewell
The chalk writing on the wall is interesting. I'm...

The chalk writing on the wall is interesting. I'm trying to work out what information is being conveyed and to whom. Is it "BIT No. 5" or "B/T No. 5"?

If the latter "B/T" could perhaps be Burglary &...
Forum: Letters and Communications 06-18-2018, 04:34 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
"Up and down the goddamn town policemen try...

"Up and down the goddamn town
policemen try to find me
But I ain't a chap yet to drown
In drink or Thames or sea.

I've no time to tell you how
I came to be a killer
But you should know, as time will...
Forum: Witnesses 06-18-2018, 04:08 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
Corroboration is useful but its absence shouldn't...

Corroboration is useful but its absence shouldn't be taken as an indication that a witness is mendacious or mistaken. If I see someone drop dead in the street when there is no-one else around, does...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 06-18-2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,133
Posted By Bridewell
At one time jurors were selected from the...

At one time jurors were selected from the electoral roll numerically - a random number was chosen and the jury picked from that; e.g. if the number was 856, then every 856th person on the roll would...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 06-01-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,487
Posted By Bridewell
Hi, Scott. What's this an allusion to please? I...

Hi, Scott. What's this an allusion to please? I seem to recall that Harvey was born in Sussex.
Forum: Lechmere/Cross, Charles 06-01-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By Bridewell
My italics. Agree (sort of). This is true if he...

My italics.


Agree (sort of). This is true if he was lying - and is true also of Schwartz, Hutchinson (as you say), Cadosch and perhaps others in the witness category. If you were a witness then you...
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 05-24-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Bridewell
By post #13 Fish has managed to work Lechmere...

By post #13 Fish has managed to work Lechmere into a Dennis Nielsen thread. Is that a personal best? :hiya:
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Bridewell
I did speak to Reggie once on the 'phone - never...

I did speak to Reggie once on the 'phone - never thought to ask him.:sad3:
Forum: General Police Discussion 05-24-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 383
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Posted By Bridewell
Inaudible perhaps?

Inaudible perhaps?
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 05-04-2018, 04:09 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
Jerryd makes an excellent point here. If the rain...

Jerryd makes an excellent point here. If the rain was heavy enough to delay the departure of Lawende and his companions it almost certainly had a comparable effect on others in the area. New officers...
Forum: Witnesses 04-23-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,537
Posted By Bridewell
Thanks for that. I realise that he was blind but...

Thanks for that. I realise that he was blind but I wonder if he was born without eyes. He certainly appears to have none in the photograph.
Forum: General Letters or Communications 04-23-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,534
Posted By Bridewell
In his report dated 1st November 1888 Abberline...

In his report dated 1st November 1888 Abberline says "Schwartz has a strong Jewish appearance" (my italics). Whilst that could be taken as a reference to physical strength, the context is surely far...
Forum: General Letters or Communications 04-23-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,534
Posted By Bridewell
Hi Abby, What is there to indicate that Israel...

Hi Abby,

What is there to indicate that Israel Schwartz (assuming that's who you mean) was of 'heavy appearance'? Theatrical I'm familiar with, but heavy? Talking of theatrical (which we weren't but...
Forum: Maybrick, James 02-19-2018, 11:36 AM
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Posted By Bridewell
For me it boils down to this. The diary purports...

For me it boils down to this.

The diary purports to have been written in the 1880's by James Maybrick who chose to use, not an 1888 diary, but a scrap-book from that period with some pages torn...
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