In 1894 The Sun newspaper suggested that Thomas Hayne Cutbush, who was then incarcerated in Broadmoor Asylum was the man responsible for the Jack the Ripper Murders. You can read about Thomas Cutbush's Broadmoor Files on our Thomas Cutbush Suspect page.
In November 2008 Cutbush's files were opened to the public and Paul Begg, with Richard Jones in tow, headed out to the Berkshire Records Office to peruse those files.
In this video presentations Paul and Richard discuss the information contained on Cutbush's files.
Our video presentation begins with a discussion about some of the information contained in the Thomas Cutbush files, including a mention of a brother who is also sent to an asylum.
Several police officers had their own favoured suspects for the mantle of Jack the Ripper.
In this, the next part of the Thomas Cutbush video, we discuss some of these suspects.
There is also a discussion concerning a clipping on the files from Cutbush's solicitor.
The Thomas Cutbush video then ponders whether there was a possible police cover up with regard to Thomas Cutbush being Jack the Ripper.
The final part of the video poses the question "Was Thomas Cutbush Jack the Ripper?"
Paul and Richard discuss the revelations on the files as to Cutbush's potential as a suspect.