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Emily Longley's funeral held in New Zealand

Emily Longley's funeral in Auckland
Image caption Emily's funeral was held in Auckland where she grew up

The funeral of an aspiring model from New Zealand who was found dead in Dorset has taken place in her home town of Takapuna, Auckland.

Emily Longley, 17, was living in Bournemouth and attending Brockenhurst College, Hampshire, when she was found dead in May.

The funeral was held at St Joseph's church in Auckland's North Shore area at 11:00 local time (00:00 BST).

A 20-year-old Bournemouth man has been charged with her murder.

Emily, who grew up in Auckland, moved to Bournemouth in 2010.

Her body was discovered in a bungalow in Queenswood Avenue, Bournemouth, on 7 May.

A post-mortem examination failed to establish the cause of her death.

Her body was flown back to New Zealand last month.

Elliott Turner, of Queenswood Avenue, Bournemouth, is charged with her murder.

He, along with his parents, Leigh and Anita, 53 and 50, of the same address, are also accused of trying to pervert the course of justice.

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