THE story of a Jack the Ripper suspect from Wimborne will be brought to life at the Red House Museum in Christchurch in January.

The tale of Montague John Druitt will be screened at the museum on January 21 at 1.30pm.

Wimborne Minster Cine and Video Club made a 58-minute feature film in 2010 about Montague John Druitt, the barrister who might have been behind the 19th century murders.

The three-year project, which cost £1,500 also involved Wimborne Drama and Canford School pupils.

The film was shot on location in Pamphill, the Priest’s House Museum, Wimborne Cemetery – where Druitt is buried, Upton House and Scaplens Court.

Local film maker Eric Montague said: “We wanted to investigate and try to understand the characters concerned and how the boy Druitt grew into a man and the possible notorious Ripper.”

Druitt was found drowned in the Thames shortly after the killings of 1888 stopped.

Tickets for the film cost £5 and early booking is advised.

For more information contact 01202 482860.