REGARDING 'Walk through Boulevard a nightmare' (Letters, August 22), Blackburn Cathedral's grounds are as bad.

A lovely lady, aged 70, was going to work ('work' I emphasise) at Mecca Bingo on Sunday, August 26, when she was set upon by these -- I daren't say what I would call them -- and mugged in broad daylight.

She won't get her money back, but what is money when she could have been seriously injured? I feel sick thinking about it.

E GREENWOOD (Mrs), Fawcett Lane, Blackburn.