I EXTEND my relief and good wishes to the Duke of Edinburgh following his luck in surviving what could have been a serious road accident ("Duke shocked, but unhurt, after crash", The Herald, January 18).

After reading this front-page article my attention was instantly drawn down to the headline below: "Warning against increasing age of criminal responsibility too far".

On realising there was no connection between the two items perhaps it was only the proximity of this article to the other which appealed to my wicked sense of humour, for which I make no apology.

Tina Oakes,

Hanover Court,