I read with interest the letter about towns in Britain banning hoodies. Thank to Roger May for bringing this to our attention.

I would like to endorse this view as my own son was attacked on a bus in the afternoon 18 months ago. He was knocked unconscious and required two weeks' hospitalisation. He now cannot use his left hand and has seizures. His attackers were never caught because they were wearing hoods and could not be identified.

It is time that Harrow council tried to protect both the shopkeepers and the public from these unidentifiable assailants and the sooner the better. I always thought that taking a bus ride in the middle of the day was as safe as possible, but not now! I admire the fact that bus drivers have to care for the injured, secure ambulances and calm the passengers. Is this now written in their job description? Come on Harrow! Do your job! Ban hoodies! Let's face it, if it is cold there are numerous shapes, styles and colours of hats to be purchased these days. Hoods are a fashion statement that has gone too far!


Torrington Drive South Harrow