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:
Elizabeth Stride: The Schwartz/BS Man situation - My opinion only - by GBinOz 29 minutes ago.
Mary Jane Kelly: Her eyes? - by Wickerman 2 hours ago.
Lechmere/Cross, Charles: Evidence of innocence - by The Baron 5 hours ago.
Annie Farmer: Annie Farmer: more to it? - by jerryd 5 hours ago.
Barnett, Joseph: Joseph Barnett - by gallicrow 6 hours ago.
Elizabeth Stride: The Schwartz/BS Man situation - My opinion only - by Herlock Sholmes 6 hours ago.
Elizabeth Stride: The Schwartz/BS Man situation - My opinion only - by Herlock Sholmes 6 hours ago.
Lechmere/Cross, Charles: Evidence of innocence - by Greenway 7 hours ago.

Most Popular Threads:
Maybrick, James: One Incontrovertible, Unequivocal, Undeniable Fact Which Refutes the Diary - (70 posts)
Lechmere/Cross, Charles: Evidence of innocence - (16 posts)
Elizabeth Stride: The Schwartz/BS Man situation - My opinion only - (15 posts)
Mary Jane Kelly: Her eyes? - (12 posts)
Scene of the Crimes: Last days of Old Montague Street - (11 posts)
Catherine Eddowes: was Eddowes strangled? - (8 posts)


Weekly Herald
October 19th, 1888

STRANGE OCCURENCE IN LIVERPOOL
______

The following curious story is vouched for as being strictly correct, at least so far as the young lady referred to is concerned. On Wednesday evening the young lady in question was walking along Shiel Road, Liverpool, not far from Shiel Park, when she was stopped by an elderly woman aged about 60, who, in an agitated and excited manner, urged her most earnestly not to go into the park. She explained that a few minutes previously she had been resting on one of the seats in the park when she was acosted by a respectable-looking man dressed in a black coat, light trousers, and a soft felt hat, who inquired if she knew if there were any loose women about the neighbourhood, and immediately afterwards he produced a knife with a long thin blade, and stated that he intended to kill as many women in Liverpool as in London, adding that he would send the ears of the first victim to the editor of the Liverpool Daily Post. The old woman, who was trembling violently as she related this story, stated that she was so terribly frightened that she hardly knew how she got away from this man. She could not see anything of either a policeman or a park keeper, but in addition to warning the young lady she appears to have mentioned the matter to some workmen whom she met afterwards in Shiel Road.

The steamers leaving Liverpool for American and other ports are now being carefully watched by the police, and the passengers are closely scrutinised by detectives, there being an idea that the perpetrator of the Whitechapel murders may endeavour to make his escape via Liverpool.