LETTER: Crime – and punishment

Election fever is with us once again and at least 15.8 per cent of the population must be bubbling with excitement. It is, however, quite disappointing that Annemarie Field has not put herself forward as a candidate to become our next Police and Crime Commissioner.

Her views are quite sound when it come to crime and punishment and I well remember her recommendations as to the penalties to be handed out to various miscreants. These included the liberal use of a baseball bat for breaking and entering, to the fairly modest use of high powered water cannon when dealing with seafront drunkards. But her proposal to tar and feather some of our anti-social brethren may have been a little too extreme.

Nonetheless, I will once again present myself at the polling station on May 5 to give a boost to the national voting turn out. Incidentally it would be interesting to know the percentage of spoilt ballot papers there will be – one or possibly two will definitely come from this household.

Bryan Wallis

Mapleleaf Gardens, Polegate

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