The Times (London).
26 August 1887
At the Thames Police Court, Mrs. Lyons, the mother of the young woman who was engaged to Lipski, the Whitechapel murderer, applied to Mr. Lushington for advice under the following circumstances. On Sunday last she received a letter from Lipski, in which he left her certain articles. On going to the inspector, he said the case was out of his hands, and he could do nothing in the matter. Mr. Lushington said he had no power whatever to make any order about the things. If Lipski's things were not forfeited and he had left no will they would go to his next of kin. Isaac Angell, 33, the husband of the woman who was murdered by Lipski at 16 Batty street, Commercial road, was charged, on remand, with assaulting Mrs. Leah Lipski, the landlady of the house in which the murder was committed. Mr. George Hay Young defended. The evidence of Mrs. Lipski and others showed that on Saturday last the accused came to her house, with his two brothers. The latter knocked her down, and the prisoner kicked her about the legs and in the stomach, saying, "I must kill you, as my wife was killed." In answer to Mr. Young, the prosecutrix said at the time of the assault several people were present. The accused caught hold of her by the dress and then kicked her, when he was taken away by his brothers. Further evidence having been given, for the prosecution and the defence, Mr. Lushington said it was quite clear the witnesses had contradicted themselves. He could, however, have no doubt there was a squabble between the prisoner and the woman. Every one had great sympathy with the prisoner for having his wife murdered, but the unhappy man who committed the murder had been hanged. Because Mrs. Lipski born the same name as the man who was hanged that was no reason why she should be assaulted. The prisoner would be bound over to keep the peace, but if he or his friends again molested Mrs. Lipski they would be severely dealt with.
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