A NEW probe into Jack The Ripper has unearthed a new suspect - and all will be revealed in Huddersfield.
A former murder squad detective has used modern-day and old fashioned police techniques to look at the series of grisly crimes which shocked Victorian England and still hold a morbid curiosity for people today.
Trevor Marriott's investigation took him around the world.
He has written a book called Jack The Ripper: The 21st Century Investigation.
The 55-year-old former Bedfordshire detective who retired in 1988 will talk at Huddersfield University later this month about the investigation.
He will tell how he uncovered a new suspect and more killings around the world linked to Jack The Ripper.
Trevor's travels took him from Buckingham Palace to Europe, Nicaragua and north America.
"New lines of inquiry were undertaken which were never used in the original murder investigation back in 1888," he said.
"These uncovered startling new facts which now cast a major doubt about some of the original theories regarding the murders themselves, the victims and the suspects. It also led to a new suspect."
He added: "Most of the main suspects put forward aren't worthy of being classed as suspects.
"Some of them have been hyped up by publicity and media over the years to suit their own means."
The most famous was Queen Victoria's grandson, Prince Albert Victor. He was rumoured to have lived with his mistress in the East End.
Trevor said: "It is highly unlikely a member of the Royal Family and an heir to the throne would be allowed to set up home in the East End of London.
"The other thing that rules him out is that the Royal Diary shows that at the time of the murders he wasn't even in London."
A spokesman for book publishers John Blake said: "There have been countless attempts to solve the brutal murders.
"It seems that almost everyone has a pet theory ranging from the reasonably likely to the entirely preposterous.
"What this most famous of British criminal cases has always required is a clear, professional eye to analyse the evidence with all the benefits of modern investigative techniques.
"Now that has been provided in the shape of the man most qualified to crack the case - Trevor Marriott.
"He casts aside the rumours, fantasies and urban legends which have for so long stalked through the shadowy world of this vile killer.
"For many years it has been accepted that Jack The Ripper killed only five women.
"But now it can be revealed there were up to nine victims and, most astonishingly of all, a suspect previously unconsidered has been firmly put in the frame.
"Not only that, but similar murders in Europe and central America have been uncovered with evidence linking them to the Whitechapel murders and the new suspect."
At his talk Trevor will be discussing the murders and will show original pictures of the victims and the suspects as well as discussing his new investigation.
Trevor will be giving his audio visual presentation at the Firth Street lecture theatre at the University of Huddersfield on Wednesday, April 20, starting at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £6.50 or £5 for students and can be bought on the night.
Whitechapel Murders attributed to Jack The Ripper:
* Mary Ann Nichols, 8 September 1888.
* Annie Chapman and Elizabeth Stride, 30 September 1888.
* Catherine Eddowes, 9 November 1888.
* Mary Jane Kelly, 20 December 1888.
* Prince Albert Victor, grandson of Queen Victoria.
* James Maybrick, Liverpool cotton merchant.
* Walter Sickert, artist.
* Dr William Gull, Royal physician.
* Aaron Kosminski, Polish Jewish immigrant.
* Michael Ostrog, thief.
* Montague John Druitt, barrister and teacher.
* Francis Tumblety, US quack doctor.
* Joseph Barnett, boyfriend of victim.
* Countless others.