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 Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide 
This text is from the E-book Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide by Christopher J. Morley (2005). Click here to return to the table of contents. The text is unedited, and any errors or omissions rest with the author. Our thanks go out to Christopher J. Morley for his permission to publish his E-book.

John Brennan

In the hysteria immediately after the Annie Chapman murder, a 39 year old drunken Irishman named John Brennan, entered the White Hart public house in Southampton Street, Camberwell. Brennan, who was described as having a very rough and strange appearance, with his coat split up the back, proclaimed in a loud voice to everyone present that Leather Apron was a friend of his, and that he had the actual murder weapon in his pocket. Brennan's comments inevitably caused panic, and the customers almost tore down the door in their haste to depart the premises, while the terrified landlady barricaded herself in her parlour, leaving Brennan alone in the bar, where he no doubt helped himself to a drink, or two. When Constable Pillow arrived to arrest him, Brennan pointedly refused to leave. It was said Brennan treated the whole matter as a good joke.

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       Press Reports: Daily Telegraph - 12 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening Standard - 12 September 1888