Jack the Ripper

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Jack the Ripper

The nickname given to London’s most notorious serial killer, between 1888 and 1891. Because the perpetrator was never caught, the actual number killed is unknown and ranges from 5 to 11. The London Metropolitan Police Service called the deaths the Whitechapel murders. The victims were female prostitutes; five of the victims were unequivocally attributed to the Ripper (the “canonical five”), while the others may not have been. Many of the victims shared deep throat slashes, abdominal and genital-area mutilation, multiple stab wounds, removal of internal organs and facial mutilation, which police regarded as the Ripper's signature. Some theorists have speculated that he had some anatomic training, with several indications to a Francis Tumblety.
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League of Gentlemen's Steve Pemberton also gives good value as a creepy Ripperologist.
Two high quality British journals, The Ripperologist and Ripperana, are devoted to the subject, as are two others in America.
And the Cardiff-born editor of Ripperologist magazine, Paul Begg, has given a sceptical review to the successful book, Uncle Jack, by Swansea writer Tony Williams.
Secondly, they're not sure which conspiracy theory Ripper Mark 2 is working from, and thirdly, their friendly local Ripperologist (Steve Pemberton) may have inadvertently been coaching the killer on his website.
Vic meets a police forensics officer, a psychological profiler, a handwriting expert, a Ripperologist and even a psychic detective as he looks at the five main suspects before revealing whodunit.
Liverpool-born Christopher George, the North American editor of Ripperologist magazine, said: ``It's quite possible that the Ripper, whoever he was, may well have travelled throughLiverpool.
And yet there's a bit of quality about this three-parter, thanks to the acting - including Ripperologist Edward Buchan (Steve Pemberton) - and the atmospheric direction.
The general feeling in the ripperologist community is that it is a forgery.
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But John, speaking from his current home in Wicklow, Ireland, said their theory has not gone down well with Ripperologists.
Wallace's theory has been discounted by Ripperologists, as both Carroll and Bayne have solid alibis for at least three of the murders; they were somewhere else at the time.