We were horrified to see the looting which occurred at Branscombe this week, whilst everybody else in the area was trying to prevent damage to the coastline and to the environment.
The sight on TV of people deliberately breaking open a container, clearly marked with the owners’ names, and subsequently stealing loads of personal heirlooms filled us with utter disgust. Would they just stop a furniture removal lorry and scatter its innards asunder?
Surely, as well as being obliged to return their stolen booty, they should also be brought to justice?
However, with the prisons full to bursting, what could be an alternative form of punishment? Perhaps they should be sentenced to several years serving as crew on container vessels?