Careful, or record bid may have you licked...

Brookdale,

Todmorden.

I read with concern Arty Cox’s letter (January 20) regarding the resurrection of David Chaytor through achieving stamp-lick fame and glory.

I myself have attempted the world stamp-licking record and can inform him that there is a seedy and corrupt underbelly to this apparently innocent pursuit.

I would like to remind him that some contestants have been disqualified for using saliva inducing substances, whilst others claim to have been nobbled by opponents spiking their drinks with saliva inducing drugs!

International gambling cartels have been fixing the results of record breaking attempts, through a combination of bribery and malicious behaviour.

I really think it would damage Mr Chaytor’s reputation and standing in the community, if he was to involve himself in the corrupt and corrupting world of international stamp licking competitions.

BOB BROOKS