Really distressing sight this morning. Big road traffic probs in north London and buses full to overflowing. Just as I was getting off, so too was an old lady (well into eighties, I would have said). Suddenly she noticed that her purse had been stolen from her bag. Honestly, it was so awful to see her panic and upset. You know that feeling when you think you've lost something valuable, but then (hopefully) you find it and it subsides, well with her it wasn't going to. Hard to know what to do. Someone I noticed was helping her later when we got off. So easy to have your bag, purse or wallet taken when on a packed bus or train, and loads of people around you. I don't know how bastards who do things like that can ever live with themselves. Please, all be careful and vigilant with your belongings.