|Birth: ||Apr. 7, 1835, England|
|Death: ||1907, England|
Police Superintendent of London during the "Jack the Ripper" murders.
He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Arnold, Arnold was born at Weald in Essex and joined the Metropolitan Police's B Division (Chelsea) on 19 March 1855 and resigned on 20 September 1855 to fight in the Crimean War. At the end of hostilities he rejoined the Police on 29 September 1856.
His experience as policeman, his experience of law enforcement placed him in second in command of Sir Charles Warren.
When word got out that Sir Charles Warren had destroyed evidence that Jack the Ripper had left behind, he wrote a report on the issue of the evidence leading towards the Jewish community: "I beg to report that on the morning of the 30th Sept. last my attention was called to some writing on the wall of the entrance to some dwellings No. 108 Goulston Street, Whitechapel which consisted of the following words: "The Juews are not the men that will not be blamed for nothing", and knowing in consequence of suspicion having fallen upon a Jew named 'John Pizer' alias 'Leather Apron' having committed a murder in Hanbury Street a short time previously, a strong feeling existed against the Jews generally, and as the Building upon which the writing was found was situated in the midst of a locality inhabited principally by that Sect, I was apprehensive that if the writing were left it would be the means of causing a riot and therefore considered it desirable that it should be removed having in view the fact that it was in such a position that it would have been rubbed by persons passing in & out of the Building."
Thomas Arnold retired in February 1st of 1893, having not been able to catch "Jack the Ripper" or to save Sir Charles Warren from scorn.
In the 1988 mini-series "Jack the Ripper", he is played by Edward Judd.
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Record added: Aug 31, 2010
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