THE father of tragic murder victim Emily Longley has become an anti-domestic violence campaigner in his daughter’s memory.

Mark Longley, who lives in New Zealand, is now an ambassador for White Ribbon – a world-wide charity that promotes the DV message to men.

Emily, 17, was found dead in her boyfriend’s bed at his family home in Queenswood Avenue, Queens Park, Bournemouth, on May 7 last year.

Elliot Turner, 21, was convicted her murder, jailed for life and told he would have to serve a minimum of 16 years before he would be considered for parole.

The court heard the attack was the culmination of a month of anger and upset over his suspicions that she was “twisting his heart” by seeing other men.

The jury also heard that Turner was obsessive and possessive with Emily and had admitted in court to being violent and threatening towards her.

His parents, Leigh and Anita Turner, were jailed for perverting the course of justice by destroying a confession note and removing a jacket from the scene.

Mr Longley and Emily’s mother Caroline, who also lives in New Zealand, attended every day of the trial. To mark White Ribbon Day Mr Longley spoke at a number of events in New Zealand to deliver his message.

He said: “My aim is simple – to try and stop another girl going through what Emily went through.”

Mr Longley said he is preparing to roll-out a programme with the police to deliver the anti-domestic violence message to schools.

“It is very raw for the both of us but I needed to do something as we have felt powerless since Emily’s death.

“There are some good messages from Emily’s case. Not standing by and watching it happen, spotting the signs, evil parents, the building of abuse.

“It is hard to talk about but it is a powerful message and people listen.

“We are not letting Emily’s memory die and we are trying to make something good come out of it. I think Emily would approve.”

On Tuesday, the Daily Echo reported that Elliot Turner had won the right to appeal against his conviction and sentence.

His case will be heard at the Court of Appeal next year.