Support for Muswell Hill's chewing gum artist

Why are the police in Muswell Hill making life difficult for Ben Wilson (Chewing gum artist sticks to his guns despite police action, H&H Broadway March 27). His delightful miniatures on the discarded chewing gum add colour to the Broadway. Fortunately

Why are the police in Muswell Hill making life difficult for Ben Wilson (Chewing gum artist sticks to his guns despite police action, H&H Broadway March 27).

His delightful miniatures on the discarded chewing gum add colour to the Broadway. Fortunately our pavements are wide and easily accommodate cafes and fruit and vegetable stalls spilling out onto them, as well as this unique pavement artist.

I often stop to admire his pictures and have a brief chat. He frequently paints pictures to order for young children who stop to look - I hope he will be allowed to give us pleasure, unimpeded. The police would do better by catching the gum droppers.

Monica Myers

(by email)