The man looked sufficiently like Cox's description of Mr. Blotchy for Mr. Galloway to report him to the police.
However, the police stated that the man was "acting in concert" with the police.
How do you know that the press story which allegedly showed the Star to be wrong was not in itself wrong?
On December 6th Abberline was allegedly overheard by an anonymous informant to say, "Keep this quietówe have got the right man at last. This is a big thing."
Leaving aside that this was merely hearsay, what leads you to believe that Abberline was talking about JtR?
Joseph Isaacs stole a gold watch. Could you please cite your sources regarding his wearing of an Astrakhan coat and a fake gold watch chain.