14 November 1888
George Hutchinson, formerly a groom and now a labourer, who was acquainted with the murdered woman, says he saw Kelly about two o'clock last Friday morning at the corner of Thrawl-street, Commercial-street. He noticed a man accost her, and the pair walked to Miller's Court, followed by Hutchinson, who stared right in the man's face. Hutchinson heard Kelly say she had lost her handkerchief, whereupon her companion took a red handkerchief from his pocket and gave it to the woman. They went into Miller's Court together, and some time afterwards Hutchinson also went up the court, stayed there a couple of minutes, and seeing no light in Kelly's room he returned to Dorset-street. He remained about the place three-quarters of an hour, and then went home. Hutchinson says the man was about 5ft. 6in. in height, aged about 35, dark complexion, and dark moustache; he wore a long black cloak, trimmed with astrachan (sic), white collar and black tie, and had a considerable amount of jewellery (sic) on his person. This description exactly tallies with one already furnished the police, who are now confident they are on the track of the murderer.