The mother of a murdered teacher has said she is “disappointed” a law banning extreme porn has not been implemented as well as it could have been.

Argus Achievement Award winner Liz Longhurst, who fought alongside former Brighton Kemptown MP David Lepper for the law – part of the 2008 Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – to be implemented, spoke on the tenth anniversary of her daughter Jane’s death.

She wanted watching extreme porn to be outlawed because her daughter Jane’s killer, Graham Coutts, looked at horrifying pornographic images before killing her.

It is believed he murdered 31- year-old Jane in Brighton on March 14, 2003, although her body was not found until April of that year in Wiggonholt Common, near Pulborough.

The body of special needs music teacher Jane, of Shaftsbury Road, Brighton, had been set alight by pervert Coutts, who kept her body in cold storage in Coombe Road, Brighton, after murdering her.


Liz Longhurst, of Reading, said: “I am very disappointed that the law has not been used more.

“As far as I am aware it has only been used on a handful of occasions.”

“I am very disappointed, for example, that the judge in the Joanna Yeates’ trial [the murdered Bristol woman] did not tell the jury that the killer had viewed extreme porn until after he was convicted.

“Why was it that he only saw fit to tell them this then – when he had already been convicted?

“However, I am very glad there is such a law, even if I am disappointed it is not used as often as it could be.”

Mrs Longhurst, 81, said she never stopped thinking about Jane. She continued: “Of course I miss her. “But the way I look at it, although her life was not long, it was full.

“And who are we to say how long a life should last?

“She did so much in her life. She was a wonderful musician.

“I think about her all the time.”