Punch-ups in the City of London have been soaring since more than 50 pubs got 4am licences. The number of violent crimes in April and May was 175, compared to only 135 last year. But, say police, that is not the whole story. Acrimonious text messages between former lovers are inflating the 'crime' figures. One officer told columnist Gadfly that if someone reports receiving a text saying something like 'I hate you' more than once the Home Office insists it is logged as a violent crime. The Mail on Sunday 20/06/04 (Financial Mail) page 36