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CHESHIRE HEADTEACHERS TO TESTIFY FOR MURDER CHARGE AU PAIR

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Two Cheshire CC headteachers are to fly to Boston in the US later this month to give evidence in the defence of Lou...
Two Cheshire CC headteachers are to fly to Boston in the US later this month to give evidence in the defence of Louise Woodward, the 19-year-old British au pair accused of murdering her young charge.

Elizabeth Lord, headteacher at Helsby High School, and David Hudson, former head of Elton Junior School, are to stand as character witnesses because they were heads of the schools Ms Woodward attended.

Mrs Lord said: 'The Louise we knew was a quiet, caring pupil from a stable, supportive family background, who worked hard in school and was never any trouble.'

Mrs Lord will be taking seven years' worth of Helsby High School diaries to the US. These record daily items of discipline and concern and there is not a single entry for Louise in them.

Mr Hudson said: 'I am glad to have been given the opportunity to present a view of Louise's character - albeit one which appears to differ from that being presented in court.'
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