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Victims are not always heroes

DAVID Walden writes admirably (Write Back, July 19) about the overuse of 'hero' status.

Being an exceptionally unfortunate victim of a terrible crime does not automatically make someone a hero.

I was, however, touched by Mr Rigby's son's shirt in recent Press photographs.

If I am a hero to no one but my own son, then that will do for me.

MALCOLM REILLY

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