I WAS reading the account of the armed robbery at Rush Green Road in Lymm (Warrington Guardian, May 23).

One of the assailants was described as having a ‘Partington or Carrington accent’.

That is a bit like someone in Stockton Heath saying that someone had an Orford accent.

Is there really such a thing?

I would have to say that neither I nor anyone I have spoken to has a clue as to what would be a Partington accent any more than I would a Lymm accent, a Warburton accent or a Thelwall accent.

If it differs from Lymm it is likely to be more Manchester, but any different from the rest of the Manchester?

I think it would need an expert linguist to distinguish a difference – I think it is potentially a dangerous statement to make.