Hugger muggers: the cuddly criminals

Sarah Coles
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If you were out and about and greeted by a friendly person who just can't contain their enthusiasm and wanted to give you a hug, you might be flattered. You might be filled with a sense of the innate loveliness of the human race.

And you might be in the process of being mugged by a 'hugger mugger'.