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Emily Longley's murderer Elliot Turner beaten up in prison
11:56am Wednesday 23rd January 2013 in News
MURDERER Elliot Turner has been involved in an “incident” in jail.
Reports that the 21-year-old was beaten up in prison and had his cell torched have not been confirmed by the Prison Service, but a spokesman confirmed the convicted murderer had been involved in “a minor incident” which led to two prisoners being disciplined.
Turner is serving a life sentence for the brutal murder of popular Brockenhurst College student Emily Longley.
He is currently being held at HMP Swaleside in Kent and has been told he will not be considered for parole for at least 16 years.
A Prison Service spokesman told the Daily Echo: “Two prisoners from HMP Swaleside have been disciplined for their roles in a minor incident.”
A report in a national newspaper claimed Turner, who formerly lived with his parents in Queenswood Avenue, Bournemouth, had been attacked after displaying pictures of Emily in his cell and boasting about his wealth.
The report said he also claimed to have a “fan club” and told how he received letters from many women.
It said he was beaten up when other inmates became sick of his boasts and that his cell was set on fire after he reported the attack to prison officers. However, the prison spokesman insisted: “There was no cell fire.”
Turner strangled 17-year-old Emily in a jealous rage in bed at his family home in May 2011.
His parents, Leigh and Anita Turner, were each jailed for 27 months for perverting the course of justice during the murder investigation and for trying to help their son evade justice.