топик Jack the Ripper
“Jack the Ripper” was a mysterious killer who terrorised the East End of London in the autumn of 1888. His victims, all wo m en, were killed by having their throats cut, and in many cases the bodies were savagely mutilated as well. The number of victims is said to be between four and fourteen, though police authorities generally thought that only five murders were definitely the work of the Ripper. The Ripper was never caught, and his identity r e mains a mystery. All kinds of people have been suggested as possible Rippers, including the Duke of Cl a- rence, a Russian ba r ber/surgeon, a society doctor and even a barrister.