Introduction
Victims
Suspects
Witnesses
Ripper Letters
Police Officials
Official Documents
Press Reports
Victorian London
Message Boards
Ripper Media
Authors
Dissertations
Timelines
Games & Diversions
Photo Archive
Ripper Wiki
Casebook Examiner
Ripper Podcast
About the Casebook

 Search:


Most Recent Posts:
Witnesses: Was Mrs McCarthy the only witness silenced ? - by Wickerman 23 minutes ago.
Witnesses: Was Mrs McCarthy the only witness silenced ? - by seanr 58 minutes ago.
General Suspect Discussion: Henry/ Harry Buckley - by FISHY1118 59 minutes ago.
Witnesses: Was Mrs McCarthy the only witness silenced ? - by Wickerman 1 hour ago.
A6 Murders: A6 Rebooted - by cobalt 1 hour ago.
Witnesses: Was Mrs McCarthy the only witness silenced ? - by seanr 1 hour ago.
General Suspect Discussion: Henry/ Harry Buckley - by seanr 1 hour ago.
General Suspect Discussion: Henry/ Harry Buckley - by seanr 2 hours ago.

Most Popular Threads:
Goulston Street Graffito: The GSG - Did Jack write it? POLL - (72 posts)
"The Royal Conspiracy": Denial, Desperation and Dishonesty - Defending Stephen Knight’s Nonsense - (47 posts)
Kosminski, Aaron: What Makes Aaron Kosminski a Viable Suspect? - (26 posts)
Elizabeth Stride: The Schwartz/BS Man situation - My opinion only - (18 posts)
Martha Tabram: Probibility of Martha Tabram Being a JtR Victim - (16 posts)
Scene of the Crimes: Same Name - Different Locations - (13 posts)


Times (London)
15 October 1889

At the THAMES Police-court, EDWARD HAMBLAR, 61, respectably dressed, and described as a ship's joiner, was charged with disorderly conduct and being dressed in women's clothes. Inspector Arthur Ferrett, H Division, stated that on Sunday night he saw a crowd of some 600 persons in Bromley-street, Ratcliff. He went up and found the prisoner detained by two men. He was dressed in female attire, and was wearing the hat and veil produced, also a black jacket, print dress, two flannel petticoats, and a large dress-improver. (Laughter). The witness arrested Hamblar and took him to the station. All the people round the prisoner imagined he was "Jack the Ripper," and the excitement was very great in consequence. The prisoner gave no explanation of his conduct. Hamblar now said it was only a freak. Mr. Saunders observed that the prisoner had been guilty of very foolish conduct. He did not make a handsome woman. (Laughter.) Inspector Ferrett said that it got abroad that the prisoner was "Jack the Ripper." Had not witness arrived as he did the prisoner would probably have been torn to pieces. Mr. Saunders bound the prisoner over in the sum of £10 to keep the peace for six months.


Related pages:
  Edward Hamblar
       Ripper Media: Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide - Edward Hamblar