Originally Posted by Trevor Marriott
No I didn't miss it but does it have any direct bearing on whether or not the torsos were murdered. or there was a serial killer at work?
Does that news item appear in any London Newspapers or anywhere else for that matter?
So from an evidential point of view it is unsafe to rely on that article in its current form.
Absolutely. The fact that this report did not appear in any of the leading London newspapers is significant. I'd like to bet that Arnold tried to peddle his story to a number of newspapers at the time including the Morning Advertiser. By the time the story has reached Lancashire it's been garbled to include the Whitehall mystery.