I AM afraid my definition of “hero” – local or otherwise – differs greatly from that of Andy Whitworth (“Pick on these toerags, not local hero Jake” Mailbag February 13).
I have always considered Jake Mangel Wurzel to be little more than an irritant and embarrassment to our town.
If this clown chooses to gad about dressed as Worzel Gummidge’s half brother declaring himself eccentric then that’s his business, providing he causes no harm. Brandishing a knife at children however is an entirely different and more serious matter.
Surely Mangel Wurzel must realise that in dressing and behaving as he does he is inevitably going to place himself in a position of ridicule and mimicry, especially from mischievous youngsters.
This self styled buffoon should think himself fortunate that is was not the Queen who he threatened with his dog tethering knife – just CHILDREN.
Adam G Foyle