Dorset

Police drug appeal over New Zealand student's death

Emily Longley
Image caption Emily Longley was a student at Brockenhurst College

Friends of a girl found dead in Dorset are being urged to come forward in a bid to find out if she had taken anything on the night she died.

New Zealander Emily Longley had been living in Bournemouth and was studying at Brockenhurst College, Hampshire, when she was found dead on 7 May.

Post-mortem tests failed to establish how the 17 year old died and police are waiting for further toxicology reports.

A 19-year-old man and 17-year-old boy were arrested and later bailed.

Miss Longley's family, who have arranged a memorial both in Bournemouth and in Auckland where she grew up, have released a new picture of the teenager, who was an aspiring model.

'May have taken'

Insp Neil Devoto said officers had been able to piece together Miss Longley's movements up until late evening on Friday, 6 May.

"While we await the toxicology report, we are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry and I would appeal for anyone who has knowledge of anything that Emily may have taken that evening to come forward," Insp Devoto said.

"I would also like to hear from anyone who has any information which may assist the police investigation establishing how and why Emily died."

Miss Longley was found dead inside a bungalow in Queenswood Avenue.

An inquest into Miss Longley's death has been opened and adjourned.

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