I READ many letters in your columns from people who have had the misfortune to be burgled, mugged, robbed etc.

Invariably, their letters begin with "I would like to thank" or "I would like to congratulate" the perpetrators of these crimes, this annoys me because the irony is probably lost on the lowlife who do these things.

May I suggest that these letters should start as follows: " I would like to throttle/drown/set fire to".

Alan Moffat, Wallasey.