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Morning Advertiser (London)
2 November 1888


The Press Association says:

A discovery, which is supposed to be connected with the recent murders in the metropolis, was made in Kensington on Sunday the 21st of October, but in consequent of the secrecy observed by the police it has hitherto not been made known. It appears that on the afternoon of the Sunday in question a lad residing in Kensington, while passing a house in Harrington-square, Gloucester-road, noticed in the garden something bright close to some shrubs, and upon entering to satisfy his curiosity discovered a sheath containing two very large knifes. He took them to the police-station in the High-street, and detective-sergeant Drew was sent to investigate the affair. It was supposed that the knives had been stolen from some of the fashionable houses in the neighbourhood, and had afterwards been thrown away by the thief through fear. On the knives, however, being submitted to Dr. Duke he pronounced them to bear stains of blood some six weeks or two months old, but whether it was human or animal blood he could not say. Detective Drew submitted the weapons, which were of a peculiar pattern, and without the makers names, to several well-known Indian travelers, and it has been definitely ascertained that they are Ghoorka knives of the best manufacture, and exceedingly sharp. All efforts to trace the owner of the knives have failed, consequently the theory that a Malay was the perpetrator of the recent crimes in the East-end gains favour among many people, but the police "do not attach much importance to the find."


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