Letter: Cyber-Samaritans

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Letter: Cyber-Samaritans

Sir: In response to Pandora's piece "Surfing samaritans" (5 May), I would like to add that The Samaritans regularly surf websites, such as alt.suicide.holiday and post notices for our service. We offer an e-mail service on jo@samaritans.org or (anonymously) samaritans@anon.twwells.com. E-mail contacts have risen rapidly. Figures for the first three months of this year show a 143 per cent increase in contacts from the same period last year - 1,278 last year, 3,101 this year.

LISE COLYER

Press Officer

The Samaritans

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