A crowd estimated at some 600 quickly gathered, and the police had to rescue him.
In the subsequent court appearance, he was told that he did not make an attractive woman, was bound over to the sum of £10 and told to keep the peace for six months.
- Christopher J. Morley. “Edward Hamblar”. Jack the Ripper: A suspect Guide. E-Book. 2005. Online at http://www.casebook.org/ripper_media/book_reviews/non-fiction/cjmorley/77.html.
He probably earned little more than £1 a week at that time and so £10 was a considerable fine.