Jack the Ripper Strikes: Mary Ann Nichols

Mysterious Times

aaa 400px-NicholsDiscoveryAt just before 3:40am on the 31st  August 1888, Charles Cross, a carriageman for Pickfords,  headed for work through the Whitechapel district. Passing through Bucks Row he saw what he took to be a bundle of rags lying in a gateway. Moving closer to inspect it, he discovered that it was a woman lying on the ground. As he approached her he was joined by Robert Paul, who was also on his way to work. Cross held the womans hand which was quite cold. Paul checked to see if she was breathing and as he leant over, touched her chest which moved “I think she’s breathing but very little if she is” he said. He wanted to try to sit her up but Cross refused to touch her and they decided to continue on their way and alert the first Policeman they could find. Before they left they…

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