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A carman who worked in Corbett's Court (today's Corbett Place) off [[Hanbury Street]], Spitalfields, he lived at 30 Foster Street, Whitechapel. He was on his way to work as he passed down [[Buck's Row]] at approx. 3.45am on 31st August 1888, when he was approached by [[Charles Cross]] who had just discovered the body of [[Mary Ann Nichols]]. Paul felt her face and hands and said "I think she's breathing but it's very little if she is". He thought she may be dead.
 
A carman who worked in Corbett's Court (today's Corbett Place) off [[Hanbury Street]], Spitalfields, he lived at 30 Foster Street, Whitechapel. He was on his way to work as he passed down [[Buck's Row]] at approx. 3.45am on 31st August 1888, when he was approached by [[Charles Cross]] who had just discovered the body of [[Mary Ann Nichols]]. Paul felt her face and hands and said "I think she's breathing but it's very little if she is". He thought she may be dead.
  
He refused Cross' suggestion of moving the body but as he rearranged Nichols' clothing, he touched her breast, believing there to have been some slight movement. The two men continued their walk to work, first approaching PC [[Jonas Mizen]] to tell him of their find, before Paul left Cross at Hanbury Street to go into work at Corbett's Court.
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Paul suggested they try and move the body and Cross refused, though as Paul rearranged Nichols' clothing, he touched her breast, believing there to have been some slight movement. The two men continued their walk to work, first approaching PC [[Jonas Mizen]] to tell him of their find, before Paul left Cross at Hanbury Street to go into work at Corbett's Court.
  
 
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[[Category: Mary Ann Nichols Murder]]
 
[[Category: Mary Ann Nichols Murder]]

Revision as of 21:55, 20 November 2008

Witness at Mary Ann Nichols' inquest.

(First name erroneously given as 'John' by newspaper reports and some authors).

A carman who worked in Corbett's Court (today's Corbett Place) off Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, he lived at 30 Foster Street, Whitechapel. He was on his way to work as he passed down Buck's Row at approx. 3.45am on 31st August 1888, when he was approached by Charles Cross who had just discovered the body of Mary Ann Nichols. Paul felt her face and hands and said "I think she's breathing but it's very little if she is". He thought she may be dead.

Paul suggested they try and move the body and Cross refused, though as Paul rearranged Nichols' clothing, he touched her breast, believing there to have been some slight movement. The two men continued their walk to work, first approaching PC Jonas Mizen to tell him of their find, before Paul left Cross at Hanbury Street to go into work at Corbett's Court.