I was supposed to run a few Ripper items on Wednesday, as that was the anniversary for the last Jack the Ripper victim, Mary Kelly. Unfortunately, real life conspired against me.....
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Frederick George Abberline (8 January 1843 in Blandford Forum, Dorset – 10 December 1929) was a Chief Inspector for the London Metropolitan Police and was a prominent police figure in the investigation into the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888.
On 26 February 1887 Abberline transferred to A Division (Whitehall), and then moved to CO Division (Central Office) at Scotland Yard on 19 November 1887, being promoted to Inspector First-Class on 9 February 1888 and to Chief Inspector on 22 December 1890. Following the murder of Mary Ann Nichols on 31 August 1888, Abberline was seconded back to Whitechapel due to his extensive experience in the area. He was placed in charge of the various detectives investigating the Ripper murders. Chief Inspector Walter Dew, then a detective constable in Whitechapel's H Division in 1888, knew Abberline and, while describing him as sounding and looking like a bank manager, also stated that his knowledge of the area made him one of the most important members of the Whitechapel murder investigation team.
Among the many suspects in the case, Abberline's primary suspect was Severin Antoniovich Klosowski, aka George Chapman.
The Inspector Abberline of Earth Prime-Time will most likely turn out to be the one portrayed by Gordon Christie in a 1973 mini-series, 'Jack The Ripper'. It will be the Abberline of the main Toobworld who was contacted by the Silurian Vastra in a 'Doctor Who' episode. She sent her assistant Jenny with the message that Jack the Ripper had claimed his last victim. (Vastra found him to be delicious.)