I read your report on the mugger who stole Valerie Dancer's phone and just £10 and left her in a coma [Woman attacked in tunnel, Hayes Gazette, December 3, 2008].
I really feel for this family and what they must be going through.
The person that was responsible for this terrible violent act needs to think that he or she has a mother and grandmother, and how they would feel if this mugging was aimed at them.
Unfortunately we now live in a society that will steal for a few pounds.
This person will now have to live with what they have done and I thank you and your sister paper, the Leader, for publishing this incident.
If this person has any conscience they should give themselves up to the police as later on in life they will regret this act of violence against an innocent lady.