ALTHOUGH a majority of British people are possibly appalled by the reasons behind the American jury's verdict in the Louise Woodward case, I am dismayed at the apparent Americanised reaction to the judge's reversal.

The dignity of my British heritage, which I have proudly flaunted in the face of my now fellow Americans, seems all but lost.

Welcome to the circus.

STUART WHITEHEAD, Novelty, Ohio, USA (formerly of Preston).

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