Sir: Sir Paul Condon has not been very popular since he commented on some of the muggings taking place in London being attributed to a certain section of the popu- lation. Permit me to relate the other side of the coin. When my wife lived in a fashionable part of St John's Wood, her house was burgled in a most amateur fashion. The policeman who called to survey what had taken place suggested that the incident may have been the work of some known lads of a racial minority who had made their presence felt in recent weeks. He pointed out how ama- teurish the burglary had been and, drawing himself up to his full height, proudly stated that 'Your best jobs are still done by whites.'
David de Pinna
19 Second Avenue, Mortlake, London SW14