Latest news reports of Sussex Police being bottom of league tables on crime and top for the number of complaints come as no surprise.

This is because each Saturday since mid- December, 60-100 officers police the South Down and Eridge Fox Hunt (and upwards of another 60 officers on the other fox hunts in Sussex), all to protect them from, at most, six anti-hunt demonstrators.

A waste of precious resources or what? When asked about this, an officer replied there are "bottomless resources for policing fox hunts".

No wonder normal people are suffering a crime epidemic.

-Mark Sprake, Queens Road, Brighton