Tuesday, 18 September 1888
The inquest on the body of Mary Ann Nicholls, who was murdered in Buck's row, Whitechapel, on the 31st August, was resumed to-day.
Thomas Eade, employed on the East London line, deposed that on the 8th inst, he saw a man in Cambridge Heath road of suspicious appearance. The man had a large knife partly concealed in his pocket. Witness called some other man to assist in arresting him, but they refused and the man got away.
Several other witnesses were called, but although they slept in the street where the body was found, they heard no noise.
The police had no new evidence.
The inquiry was adjourned till Saturday.
It has transpired that on the day of the Henbury street murder a man went into the lavatory at the City Newsrooms, Ludgate Circus, and there changed his clothes hurriedly, departing and leaving behind a pair of trousers, shirt, and socks. Nobody connected with the establishment saw him at the time, and when the clothes were found they were thrown into a dust box, and being placed therein in the street were carted away by the scavengers. They do not appear to have attracted special attention at the time. On the following Tuesday a police officer visited the house and made inquiries of the proprietor. The matter is being followed up by the police.