Emily Longley: Elliot Turner denies murder

Emily Longley
Image caption Emily Longley grew up in Auckland

A man has pleaded not guilty to murdering an aspiring 17-year-old New Zealand model in Bournemouth.

Emily Longley was living in the town when she was found dead in a bungalow in Queenswood Avenue on 7 May.

Elliott Turner, 20, of Queenswood Avenue, denied murder and perverting the course of justice when he appeared at Winchester Crown Court.

His parents, Leigh and Anita, 53 and 50, also pleaded not guilty to perverting the course of justice.

Elliot Turner is accused of failing to telephone the emergency services and attempting to persuade his mother to change her account to the police.

Lived with relatives

His parents, also of Queenswood Avenue, Bournemouth, are accused of failing to telephone the emergency services, removing evidence from the crime scene and destroying vital evidence.

A trial of all three is expected to start on 16 April next year and is expected to last four weeks.

Elliot Turner was remanded in custody by Winchester Crown Court until a further hearing later this year and his parents were released on conditional bail.

Emily, who had grown up in Auckland, moved to Bournemouth in 2010 and was living with relatives.

She worked at fashion retailer Topshop and was attending Brockenhurst College, Hampshire,

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

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