Ripper Street fans reeling as Drake meets a nasty end

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Ripper Street viewers were left "shell-shocked" and with their emotions in tatters after Bennet Drake was killed off in the season four finale.

The detective, played by Jerome Flynn, met a grisly end at the hands of Nathaniel.

Jerome Flynn as Detective Sergeant Bennet Drake
Jerome Flynn (BBC/Tiger Aspect)

Fans could not believe Drake was really dead.

And for many, it was just too much after the loss of Francis in Poldark at the weekend.

Lets hope series five is a little brighter.