Weird Events on 9th November

  • 1888: Mary Jane Kelly
  • 1961: Fred and Rose West
    First trial for sexual abuse Fred appears at Herefordshire Assizes, charged sexual molestation of a 13 year old girl. The West's family GP argues that Fred is suffering from possible brain damage following his motorcycle accident. The case collapses when the girl refuses to give evidence and Fred walks free.
  • 1888: Mary Jane Kelly
    01:00 - Heard singing Mary Ann Cox recalled hearing Kelly singing "A Violet I Plucked from Mother's Grave When a Boy" in her room around 1am
  • 1888: Mary Jane Kelly
    02:00 - Seen with a man George Hutchison meets Kelly who asks him for a sixpence. He doesn't have one, but is still there when another man approaches Kelly from behind, taps her on the shoulder and says something which makes them both laugh. Hutchison hears the man tell Kelly "You will be all right for what I have told you". He is carrying a small parcel wrapped in cloth.

    Hutchison continues to watch the couple for some time until Kelly says "All right my dear. Come along, and you'll be comfortable." The two disappear into Miller's Court.
  • 1888: Mary Jane Kelly
    04:00 - A cry of 'murder' is heard Two witnesses report hearing a cry of murder from the direction of Kelly's room. However, such a cry was commonplace in London at the time and both went back to sleep
  • 1888: Mary Jane Kelly
    10:45 - Body found Thomas Bowyer arrives at Miller's Court to collect the rent for Kelly's lodgings. When there is no reply to his knocks, he looks through the broken window, sees blood and a body and returns to his employer. The two seek the aid of the police, and by 10:55 Inspector Beck has sent for Doctor Phillips while he and the two men return to the scene.