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 Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide 
This text is from the E-book Jack the Ripper: A Suspect Guide by Christopher J. Morley (2005). Click here to return to the table of contents. The text is unedited, and any errors or omissions rest with the author. Our thanks go out to Christopher J. Morley for his permission to publish his E-book.

John Williams

On 15 October a man named John Williams was brought before Chorley magistrates under the following suspicious circumstances. On Saturday night he went into a public-house, and drew from a sheath a long sharp knife, at the same time the man boasted that he was Jack the Ripper and had polished off four victims, and that he meant to do another. A paper was found on him which showed that he had recently travelled in the neighbourhood of London.







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       Press Reports: Daily Telegraph - 16 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening News - 15 October 1888 
       Press Reports: People - 21 October 1888