This is a sick joke...

MR Shaw is absolutely right; torture is abhorrent (Herald, October 6).

It is not entertainment.

It is reality and sickening reality at that and there shouldn’t be a torture chamber among the traditional Hallowe’en celebrations at Brooklands boating lake.

Whatever are the organisers thinking of?!

If this goes ahead, they will be condoning the use of torture around the world and actually commending it to children as an acceptable traditional activity.

They can’t be serious – can they?

Jacqueline Deeks

Wendy Ridge