Thursday 22 September 2011

On and on it goes. Apparently Scotland Yard is suppressing information that could lead to the unmasking of Jack the Ripper.

The cold, cold case of Jack the Ripper LA TImes Sept 20

A retired homicide detective is trying to force Scotland Yard to release uncensored versions of files that might offer fresh leads on the identity of Britain's most notorious serial killer.
The volumes contain tens of thousands of tidbits on the Yard's dealings with the public and police informants in the years that followed the Ripper's grisly two-month killing rampage in 1888. The shadowy figure is alleged to have slain five women in London's seamy Whitechapel district, slitting their throats and, in some cases, eviscerating them with almost surgical precision.
But the Metropolitan Police Service, as Scotland Yard is formally known, has staunchly refused to publish the documents in unexpurgated form, without names blacked out.
Alan Moore and I intended to do an update of the dance of the gull catchers (or ripperologists), a further appendix indeed, on the tenth anniversary of the realease of From Hell, which would have been two years ago. But we never got around to it.



Blogger Peeboo said...

An update to 'The dance of the gull catchers' would be great, perhaps it could find a home with the 'From Hell' centric Alec strips.

25 September 2011 at 22:09:00 GMT-5  

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