Originally Posted by Sam Flynn
I'm not so sure, Jon. Mrs Long seems to have walked into Hanbury Street and saw him already talking with Annie, likewise Lawende and co appear to have caught Eddowes and her man in mid-conversation. In either case, I don't get the impression that the killer suddenly changed into a smoothie just because he realised he'd been seen.
what difference does it make what the victim and suspect were doing when they were spotted. Bs man, sailor man, Longs man all became suspects or persons of interest anyway.
the point is the killer didn't seem to care if hed been seen with the victim, no matter what he was doing with them, as long as the witnesses didn't know him.
and besides, as Jon correctly pointed out, BS man didn't realize he had been spotted until after he started assaulting stride.