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Old May 4th, 2013, 08:56 AM   #131
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Why do you say that Le Grand wasn't a detective? Do you actually mean he wasn't a police detective or an ex-police detective? Or do you mean that so far as you are concerned he was not eligible to describe himself as a detective?
Edward, Le Grand held an office at the Strand which he advertised in the press as a detective agency. So far we haven't found evidence of any activities run by this office, apart from what "investigative actions" Le Grand claimed he conducted in the Stride and the Eddowes cases, where he was also acting in his capacity as a leading member of the WVC.
Apart from this, there's been some activity of his as a "private eye" pertaining to the Parnell scandal.

Primarily Le Grand was a thug and a pimp.

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I can't think why Packer would have been taken to see Eddowes.
Think hard, Ed. Why would the police want Packer to view both bodies?
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Why would the police want him to view a body in a city morgue and one just around the corner? Dunno please tell me.

The stuff you said about le grand is somewhat irrelevant.
There was nothing to stop anyone setting themselves up as private detectives.
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... Had Packer been a genuine witness, he would not have allowed himself to be handled by a man who lies about being a detective, but would have told his story to PS White and worked with the law.
Tom.
Are you suggesting Packer found out that LeGrand was not a detective (of sorts) at some point, but continued to cooperate with him instead of the police?

I suggest that Packer was an old man with poor eyesight who initially did not want to get involved. This is why he came over all 'Schultz-like', - I know nuthing!
Once the Private Dicks payed him some attention he melted with visions of being a celebrity.
Unreliable yes, but actually lying? - thats a different matter.

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OK, this thread has gone to the dogs. But then again, it's a Stride thread.
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