|Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide
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Pierce John Robinson
Pierce John Robinson was born in 1854 and came under suspicion from his business partner, Richard Wingate, a baker, of 10 Church Street, Edgware Road. Wingate told the police that when they were discussing the Whitechapel murders, Robinson had suddenly gone very quite. Robinson was keen to sell his share of the business and go to America. Further suspicion against Robinson was aroused when a letter he posted to Miss Peters, a woman he was living with at High Street, Portslade, was found. The writer of the letter expressed a fear that 'He would be caught today'. Police inquires revealed that Robinson had previously lived in Mile End, and was a religious fanatic, who was said to have had medical training and served a four month prison sentence for bigamy. Robinson was soon cleared of any suspicion in regards to the Whitechapel murders, as he was with Miss Peters in Portslade on the night Mary Kelly was murdered. He was described as 34 years of age, 5ft 4"tall with a dark complexion, beard and moustache.
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