QUICK FACTS
  1. There were many witnesses who claimed to have seen Jack the Ripper with his victims shortly before their murders.
  2. Some of them had ulterior motives, some of them were of questionable sanity, others may well have seen the face of Jack the Ripper.

A ROUND UP OF WITNESSES

An Illustrated Police News sketch showing the Whitechapel Murders victims.

WITNESSES IN THE JACK THE RIPPER CASE

Given that the area in which the Whitechapel murders occurred was one of the most densely populated districts in the whole of Victorian London, and given that their were people out on its streets 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it was inevitable that people would have seen the victims in the hours leading up to their murders.

On this page we list the various witnesses who gave evidence to the police in the wake of the murders, or who testified at the inquests into the deaths of the victims.

MARTHA TABRAM WITNESSES


An illustration of Martha Tabram with Pearly Poll.

MARY ANN CONNELLY A.K.A "PEARLY POLL."

Martha Tabram spent her last night - the night of Monday 6th August, 1888, - drinking at several Whitechapel pubs with Mary Ann Connelly, also known as "Pearly Poll."

Connelly would appear as a witness at the inquest into Martha's death.

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