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Chris Scott
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Post Number: 1205
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 2:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Found the article below yesterday, dated 6 October 1888. I found details of the telegram sent to Warren in "Letters from Hell" but can find no mention of the strange letter which mentions "Jack the Ripper undert the ground" - whatever that means!
Any further details of this letter gratefully received
Many thanks

6 October 1888


The Press Association says the following postal telegram was received by the Metropolitan Police at 11.55 last night. It was handed it at an office in the Eastern District at 8 p.m.:-
"Charles Warren, Head of the Police News, Central Office.
Dear Boss, - If you are willing to catch me, I am now in City road lodging, but number you will have to find out; and I mean to do another murder tonight in Whitechapel.
Yours, Jack the Ripper."
A letter was also received at the Commercial street police station by the first post this morning. It was addressed to the "Commercial street police station," in black lead pencil, and the contents were also written in pencil and couched in ridiculous language. The police believe the letter to be the work of a lunatic. It was signed "Jack the Ripper," and said he was going to work in Whitechapel last night. He added that he was going to commit another murder in the Goswell road tonight, and spoke of having "several bottles of blood underground in Epping Forest." He frequently referred to "Jack the Ripper under the ground."
Detective Inspector Abberline has been informed of the correspondence, and the police of the G Division have been communicated with.

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