These are often referred to as the 'canonical five' Ripper murders, although Martha Tabram, stabbed to death on 6 August , is considered by some 'ripperologists' to be the first victim. There has been much speculation as to the identity of the killer.
It has been suggested that he or she was a doctor or butcher, based on the evidence of weapons and the mutilations that occurred, which showed a knowledge of human anatomy. Many theories have been put forward suggesting individuals who might be responsible. One theory links the murders with Queen Victoria's grandson, Prince Albert Victor, also known as the Duke of Clarence, although the evidence for this is insubstantial.
Violence to prostitutes was not uncommon and there were many instances of women being brutalised, but the nature of these murders strongly suggests a single perpetrator. A quarter of a mile from the scene of Catherine Eddowes' murder, the words 'The Juwes [sic] are not the men to be blamed for nothing,' were found scrawled on a wall in chalk, and it was suggested this was written by the killer. A police officer ordered the words to be removed, fearing an anti-Semitic backlash in an area with a large Jewish population.
The murderer is also sometimes thought to have made contact by letter with several public figures. These letters, like the chalk message, have never been proved to be authentic, and may have been hoaxes. Search term:. Read more.
This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets CSS enabled. A second ambulance was also called to the Wilton Way incident just four minutes later. London Ambulance said: 'We treated a man at the scene and took him to hospital. Dean Saliba, 40, said he witnessed the scene on Frampton Park Road when he arrived at a shop on the street.
Someone in the shop said he was stabbed in the back as he ran to escape,' he said. Shortly after officers arrived on the scene, they were told about another man who had been stabbed in nearby Wilton Way.
Scotland Yard said one man has been detained by officers and enquiries continue. Share this article Share. Share or comment on this article: Neighbour of woman dead in flat Whitechapel east London charged with murder before Hackney stabbing e-mail Sorry we are not currently accepting comments on this article.
More top stories. Bing Site Web Enter search term: Search. Ad Feature Simon Cowell turns Star celebrates milestone with lavish dinner as he parties with Lauren Silverman and pals Macy put on a united front for charitable affair Hollyoaks star, 37, and husband David O'Mahony are expecting first child And today Elton lifts the lid on the love-hate relationship that lasted a lifetime Riverdale says goodbye to Luke Perry's character in season four trailer Sark police chief says his tiny Channel island - with population of just - is 'awash' with crooks and More than Barclays branches will stay OPEN for another two years as bank vows not to close 'last in Terrifying call captures moment a vicious thug forced his way into his ex-girlfriend's home to beat her My wife was given her parents' bungalow 19 years ago and now we want to sell it, can we move in to cut our France lurch towards World Cup chaos yet again with calls for players to stage mutiny against coaches ahead Mother whose daughter suffers with separation anxiety praises simple trick that stops school gate tears Vinnie Jones' daughter Kaley, 32, reveals her parents taught her the 'meaning of real love' No dad bod here!
The Whitechapel murders were committed in or near the impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London between 3 April and 13 February. Solve the murders in Whitechapel before the criminal strikes again! This escape game has twists and turns - is your team up to the challenge?.
Ad Feature Too many turmeric supplements to choose from? Could this Cambridge company provide the answer? Boris Johnson slams Extinction Rebellion's 'nose-ringed crusties in hemp-smelling bivouacs' amid fury at Good Lord what a racket! Tory peer Andrew Fraser emerges in his dressing gown to confront drum-banging Fury as Extinction Rebellion 'deface' a famous White Horse monument with their hourglass logo just weeks Extinction Rebellion vegans shouting 'beef equals grief' force out Smithfield Market meat traders as fellow Extinction Rebellion demonstrator says he is protesting 'as a father of two young children who is very Viagra user says his 'month-long' erection left him impotent after doctors 'mutilated' his penis to fix side Canadian PM Justin Trudeau is slammed as 'a phony and a fraud' over his blackface photos as his conservative Bridesmaids are mocked for wearing dresses that resemble 'garbage bags' and BLUE sneakers - with one joking Could you be in the 'silent army' of women with a hidden heart complaint?
One disorder is so hard to spot Boris Johnson's 'technology advisor' Jennifer Arcuri 'loudly and proudly boasted of "Boris bruises" on her Swedish royal family cull: King Gustaf strips five grandchildren of royal status under pressure to cap the Premier League star Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 23, who infuriated his neighbours by blasting X-rated drill rap from Syrian man hijacks a truck and ploughs into cars in Germany, injuring nine people before shouting 'Allah' as Astronauts grow BEEF in space for the first time Mother-of-one, 24, pretended she was her own half-sister when she was arrested for driving a stolen car to Legal expert is left sickened after she was bombarded with sexually harassing messages on Virgin Atlantic's Cocaine made me a monster: He binged so much even Keith Richards took a dim view - and as Elton John reveals Elton Uncensored: Rehab?
Murder jury hears call made by mother-of-five Sarah Wellgreen's ex-partner saying she had 'a weird life' Back to top Home News U.