King’s Lynn makes me sad - columnist

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One of the Lynn News’ columnists has quit after saying she feels she can no longer write positively about the town she has loved.

Diane Unsworth, who wrote under the name Diane Lines for the Between The Lines column in the Friday Lynn News, made her decision after her car was damaged by brawling drunks.

She said: “I am sick and tired of the mindless drunks coming out of the pubs and clubs in Norfolk Street in the early hours of a Sunday morning, spilling in to the road in which I live, and making life a misery.

“My car was vandalised by these thugs, when I have not long ago had to replace my other car, after someone drove in to the back of me then drove off.”

In her final column for the paper today, Diane writes: “Sadly, I can no longer be light hearted, and therefore this is my last column.

“I am sorry that the town I used to love so much seems to have been taken over by such a malaise.

“I told the PC that this Saturday night, I was going to stand at the end of my road and battle the drunks away on my own, if I had to. how very sad.”

Mark Leslie, editor of the Lynn News, said: “Diane has been a much appreciated columnist and I am sorry that she will not be able to continue. We wish