A controversial memoir suspected of being the diary of Jack the Ripper has allegedly been confirmed to be real.

Discovered in 1992, the book was purportedly penned by a Liverpool  cotton merchant named James Maybrick, who confessed in the diary to  being Jack the Ripper.

Details surrounding how the book had been found were shrouded in  secrecy, leading many to suspect that the diary was simply a clever  forgery.

However a new book claims to have successfully traced the origins of the  book back to Maybrick's home and, thus, strengthens the case that he  was, indeed, Jack the Ripper.

Find out more on this tantalizing story at the Coast to Coast AM website.