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How useful are the sources, D the evidence of Elizabeth Long at the investigation into the death of Annie Chapman and source E part is of an article published in a local newspaper after the murders of Polly Nicholls and Annie Chapman.

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How useful are sources D&E helping you understand why the ripper was able to avoid capture? Both sources, D the evidence of Elizabeth Long at the investigation into the death of Annie Chapman and source E part is of an article published in a local newspaper after the murders of Polly Nicholls and Annie Chapman. These sources are useful in helping us to understand why the Ripper was able to quite easily avoid capture. Source D is one of the very few eye witnesses accounts of Annie Chapman's final movements before her murder, made by a women named Elizabeth Long. ...read more.

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However, in her account she is not too sure about the description of the ripper "he looked to me like a foreigner, as well as I could make out" this wasted the polices precious time as they were busy looking for the immigrant population which the witness was not sure about and it could have been someone else. She may not be lying but she could be stereotyping as she could not see the ripper properly, this is evident were it says "as well as I could make out". source E is an article, it isn't quite reliable because its blaming the police for everything by saying that they were careless and didn't pay attention to the investigation "He ...read more.

Conclusion

The source gives an idea that no one in Whitechapel could be trusted, and anyone could have been the Ripper so they had to be careful "Every one apparently containing some headquarters of infirmary. The sights and sounds are an apocalypse of evil", this evidence helps us understand why the ripper was able to avoid capture and it can be trusted because Whitechapel at that time had a bad reputation with lots of working girls around. Source E can only be partly trusted as it's a news article and it could be exaggerating to make there story good. ...read more.

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