I wish to reply to Mr Iain Murray’s uncalled for criticism of the village of Elton and its inhabitants (MW November 20). I find it very hard to believe that such an article was allowed to be published in a magazine such as yours.
To insult the integrity of a whole village by calling them morons and to make light of its inhabitants’ concern for justice, goes beyond the bounds of human decency.
The villagers do not have dosh, as Mr Murray so crudely indicates they have. The media at the Rigger Public House did and it was the media that bought and opened the champagne that Mr Murray refers to in his article. We were certainly manipulated by media marketing on that occasion as was Mr Murray who obviously swallowed this, hook, line and sinker.
The reality, for Mr Murray’s information, was quite different. A group of people were openly displaying relief and emotion at Judge Zobel’s judgement, which confirmed their belief that Louise Woodward was not guilty of the charge brought against her. The feeling of devastation in the village 11 days earlier understandably brought about a reverse reaction when Louise was cleared of murder.
We may well be morons in Mr Murray’s eyes. Our aim, however, is to ensure that Louise is exonerated of all blame, and that she returns back home to Elton
The financial and worldwide support we have and are receiving to help us achieve our aim, is monumental.
Mr Murray, as one of your contributors, certainly has a lot to learn.