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New safety scheme set up in memory of Emily Longley
A NEW safety scheme for young people has been launched in memory of Bournemouth murder victim Emily Longley.
Aspiring model Emily, 17, was strangled by her boyfriend Elliot Turner at his home in Queen’s Park in May 2011.
The teenager was studying at Brockenhurst College at the time and on Monday a week-long scheme called All-Ways Safe will begin to teach students how to stay safe in a variety of situations in a bid to prevent a repeat of what happened to Emily.
Turner, 21, was found guilty of killing Emily and handed a life sentence.
He was told he would have to serve a minimum of 16 years before he would be considered for parole.
Turner strangled Emily in a jealous rage in his bedroom after discovering she had been texting other boys.
During the court case it emerged that Turner had repeatedly threatened to kill Emily and been physically violent towards her before the attack.
The college’s new campaign will cover a variety of topics including personal safety, relationship safety, road safety and cyber safety.
Students will be visited by police, victim support, firefighters and other agencies to spread the message ‘Be safe, not sorry’.
College principal Di Roberts said: “We have a duty to our students to ensure that they remain safe not only on our campus but in the wider world.
“Our All-Ways Safe week gives us the opportunity to ensure that they are aware of a range of safety issues that might affect them and to encourage them to take necessary steps to safeguard themselves and others.”
Turner’s parents, Leigh and Anita, were also jailed for trying to cover up their son’s crime.