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Jck the Ripper: Introducing Michael Ostrog - arrested in a Burton pub

RIPPER SUSPECT . . . Michael Ostrog was dramatically arrested in a Burton pub.

Murder at the Inn.

Burton Bridge Inn.

THE infamous story of Jack the Ripper has captured the imagination of many over the years but few will know of Burton's very own connection to the tale.

Now, in a chapter of a new book, author James Moore has revealed the dramatic story of a man that would one day be a prime suspect in the Jack the Ripper case.

He was arrested in what now is the Burton Bridge Inn.

The story goes that, on October 5, 1873, Michael Ostrog, who was being hunted by police, was tracked down to the pub in Bridge Street, that was then known as the Fox and Goose Inn.

The author, 42, said: "Michael Ostrog had a really chequered history for various different thefts and crimes.

"They tracked him around the country until they made a dramatic arrest in what is now the Burton Bridge Inn.

"When he was arrested the officer threw all the cutlery across the room away from Ostrog so that he couldn't use any of it as a weapon.

"What they didn't do though is search him, as he later pulled a gun on them at the police station."

Serial killer Jack the Ripper went on to commit his famous crimes in 1888 by which time Ostrog was free again and catapulted towards the top of the suspects list.

To this day, no-one can be sure that Ostrog was not the man behind the hideous crimes.

Mr Moore said: "In a time where were losing pubs every week it's really important to highlight the history of them.

"The book reveals a lot of aspects about many pubs that are still in business today including in this case the darker side of crimes that took place in them."

The book charts the relationship between crime and drinking institutions across the country, including the chapter based in Burton.

Mr Moore is a journalist living in Cheltenham and his book 'Murder at the Inn' is his seventh book.

The book is now on sale at bookshops and also available online.

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