Jack the Ripper could have been renowned poet Francis Thompson: Teacher suggests…

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A view of one of the London Streets where Jack the Ripper claimed his victims

England’s most notorious serial killer may have been renowned poet Francis Thompson, according to one teacher who claims to have cracked the century-old murder mystery.

Thompson penned poetry by day and butchered prostitutes by night under the guise of legendary murderer Jack the Ripper, Australian teacher Richard Patterson claims.

The 45-year-old educator says research from an exhaustive 20-year study shows the artist is the legendary culprit behind the grisly 1888 slays of five London prostitutes during a 10-week killing spree.

Thompson, from Preston, Lancashire, had surgical experience and hinted at his double life in some of his poems in which he talked about killing people,

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http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/jack-the-ripper-was-renowned-poet-francis-thompson-teacher/ar-CC2qww?li=AAaeXZz

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