POLICE are closing in on notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper.
The Metropolitan Police believe it can close the case within the next couple of years and move on to its substantial backlog.
Chief Constable Martin Bishop said: “Some of our leads went a little cold when eyewitnesses, their children and their children’s children died, but thanks to the invention of fingerprinting, DNA evidence and racial profiling the net is closing.
“The main thing is to make sure that the Ripper doesn’t strike again. He’s been quiet for the last 120 years or so but that could be his MO.”
The investigation has so far interrogated 180,000 suspects, 140,000 of them black, 20,000 Polish, two Frenchman and the Duke of Clarence.