Reader 'Lunar Raphael' sends us this disturbing image of a child's plaything recklessly abandoned in a London puddle. The head-down pose is strikingly similar to the recent Teletubby atrocity chronicled on these pages. The bespattered doll is a further tragic entry in our casebook of crimes against soft toys. The phenomenon was first documented in teddy bears but has since crossed the species barrier into various forms of plaything. This latest twist shows that toy humans are also vulnerable to rejection and abandonment. Won't somebody think of the poor (fake) children?
Londoners: please send in any further examples of effigy mistreatment to firstname.lastname@example.org.