In response to Mr Pippard (Letters, December 16), the lowlife you refer to is probably the same despicable scum who stole my daughter's handbag on Thursday afternoon.

She was going Christmas shopping with her hard-earned money (something they would know nothing about) and, while sitting with a friend, this thief made off with everything - money, keys, mobile - leaving her extremely distressed and stranded.

This is supposed to be the season of goodwill to all men. Such people don't know the meaning of the word.

For them, it means rich pickings from their evil trade.

-Name and address supplied