Cutpurses Abound In London Town

Lindsey
By Lindsey Last edited 109 months ago
Cutpurses Abound In London Town

bagsnatch1901.jpg Twas ever thus. Cutpurses, conmen and pickpockets are unfortunately part of London's colourful character and ever will be. Despite nifty modern interventions like special under the table clips and big shouty warning signs, London is still a hotspot for bag snatchers given the volume of unwary tourists, drunken bag inattenders and unlucky bastards. Hmmmn, yeah, not really news is it. So let's mock the Press Association report instead, which claims that, "While 18% of Londoners told pollsters their bags had been snatched in the capital, only 6% of respondents said the same had happened to them in Wales." Possibly because the rest hadn't been to Wales? Or if they had, because they're Londoners - or they'd had their bag nicked before - they were a league more cynical, suspicious and vigilant whilst across the border. Chuck this one on the stupid survey pile, please. (Image / Mr November)

Last Updated 19 January 2009