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Emily Longley: the death of a blonde

by | 24th, April 2012

WAS Emily Longley murdered?

At Winchester Crown Court, Elliot Turner is accused of killing his girlfriend in Bournemouth on May 7 2011. It’s further alleged that his parents, Leigh and Anita, lied to the police to protect him.

It’s front-page news in the Daily Mirror . Why? Anyone got an idea as to why this story is on the front page of a national paper?

Emily Longley, a Kiwi living with her grandparents in Bournemouth, was good looking and blonde. Longley studied at Brockenhurst College, Hants, worked at Topshop in Bournemouth and wanted to be a model. And did we mention that she was blonde?

As the Daily Express says:


This is a tabloid story about an alleged murder victim’s looks. The BBC employs tabloid tactics to get readers:

Emily Longley trial: Aspiring model, 17, ‘was strangled’

The story is interesting, but not worthy of a national front page.

Turner says he work up to discover Longley dead next to him in bed at his parent’s home. Initially, police thought she had died in her sleep. They found her fully clothed in bed.

But they became suspicious. Why? Well, the Bournemouth Echo reports:

His mother, Anita, 51, and father, Leigh, 57, initially told police they had heard Emily talking in their son’s bedroom, even though the prosecution say she was already dead.

The police placed a bug in the Turner family home and, allegedly, heard Turner tell his parents: “I

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