EXPERT medical witnesses have been giving evidence this morning in the Emily Longley murder trial.

Home office pathologist, Dr Huw White said it was possible Emily Longley was strangled but could not be sure because he found no external or internal injuries on the 17-year-old’s body.

A post mortem examination found petechiae haemorrhages on the point of her right eye, in both her eyelids and one on the inner surface of her upper lip.

Dr White told the court: “They are tiny little bleeds caused by rising blood pressure in the head.

“Common causes are rising pressure in the chest or compression of the neck.”

Dr White said he had ruled the cause of death as unascertained.

The court also heard from forensic expert John Payne-James who said it was possible to exert severe pressure to the neck without leaving any visible marks.

Elliot Turner is accused of murdering Emily Longley, 17, on May 7 last year at the family home in Queenswood Avenue in Queens Park, Bournemouth. He is also accused, together with his parents Leigh Turner, 54, and Anita Turner, 51, of perverting the course of justice. All three deny the charges.

The trial continues.