I AM the father of the young lady involved ( Thug attacked Good Samaritan, May 7) and would like to record our family s appreciation of the work and support given by the police in this instance.

The attack took place at the beginning of March. With the

I AM the father of the young lady involved ("Thug attacked Good Samaritan," May 7) and would like to record our family's appreciation of the work and support given by the police in this instance.

The attack took place at the beginning of March. With the aid of a number of witnesses and forensic evidence the police were able to identify and apprehend the attacker within two weeks, and by the beginning of this month (just under two months from the offence) the offender was sentenced.

My daughter was kept fully informed throughout that time and received sensitive assistance and support from the officers involved in the case.

All too often we hear the negative about policing in the media, shortage of money, shortage of officers etc, but from our limited experience can I say that the system worked for us and to express our thanks for a job well done?

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