From Ms Sue George

Sir: I was incensed by your "witty" crossword cartoon about Brixton (15 December). It panders to the prejudices of people who have never actually been there and imagine it is a dangerous ghetto where white people venture at their peril. Brixton, in reality, is a lively, exciting and friendly place to live.

It also trivialises the problems of thousands of young men in Brixton and elsewhere, who can see no hope for the future and whose very lives seem to be expendable.

Yours faithfully,

Sue George

London, SW9