Patrick Enright

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Detective Sergeant Patrick Enright (J-division, Bethnal Green).

Born 1849, joined Metropolitan Police in 1874, warrant no.58207. Resigned in 1890 following a tubercular infection.

Sergeant Enright was given temporary charge of Nichols' body in the mortuary, giving strict instructions that it should not be touched before the arrival of a medical official[1]. Nonetheless, the body was stripped by Robert Mann and James Hatfield by the time Dr. Rees Ralph Llewellyn was recalled to the mortuary.

Enright observed the Nichols inquest on behalf of the CID, along with Inspector Frederick Abberline, Inspector Joseph Helson and Sergeant George Godley.[2]


  1. Inquest report, Daily Telegraph, 4th September 1888
  2. The Jack the Ripper A-Z, Paul Begg, Martin Fido, Keith Skinner (Headline 1996)