FREDERICK RING, please note I have never “sanctioned” online abuse against Rachael Maskell or anyone else (Letters, March 15).

I merely point out she is not the only victim and it is unrealistic to expect it won’t happen when people are allowed to hide their identities.

On The Press website much of the problem could be eradicated by disallowing pseudonyms and obliging all contributors to comment under their own name.

Matthew Laverack, Lord Mayors Walk, York