Following on from her Spring Heeled Jack Halloween post, the VV has been reading about another Jack - Jack the Ripper to be precise - and some new and compelling evidence as to who the murder really was.

The Man Who Would Be Jack has been written by David Bullock - who has been researching the case for years, and for which he even managed to gain exclusive access to patient records in Broadmoor, the hospital for the criminally insane - and the place where Thomas Hayne Cutbush, his Jack the Ripper suspect, was confined.

It is a fascinating story, and one which obsessed The Sun newspaper at the time, with journalists then providing convincing witness testimonies, although due to a flawed police report Cutbush was eventually dismissed as being a suspect.

As well as providing the factual evidence to overturn this decision, David Bullock describes the historic crime scenes so luridly and so vividly that the reader becomes quite taken up in the story's 'horrific' momentum.

David Bullock worked as an actor for more than a decade, appearing in a number of roles, including a BBC production of Friends and Crocodiles, directed by Stephen Poliakoff. Since 2007, he has worked as a Police Community Support Officer with the Thames Valley Police Force.

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