This A2 size poster marked the last time a "Death by Hanging" sentence was carried out in Dundee. The murderer was William Henry Bury, a sawdust merchant from East London who strangled his new bride Ellen after they had travelled to Dundee on the London Packet Steamer "Cambria". Scotland Yard had been called in by Dundee Police to investigate William Bury's London connections, but they believed the Dundee murder was a one-off killing, with the motive that Bury had married his wife for her money, and dismissed the possibility that Bury might have been "Jack The Ripper". However, there were no more "Ripper" murders after Bury was executed.
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