The mother of murdered teacher Jane Longhurst has discussed her campaign against violent pornography with a newly-appointed Home Office minister.

Liz Longhurst, 74, met Vernon Coaker in the House of Commons on Monday with MPs David Lepper and Martin Salter.

She is campaigning for legislation to ban possession of violent or abusive pornography.

Her campaign followed the murder of her daughter Jane, from Brighton, by internet pornography addict Graham Coutts.

Mr Coaker is the new Parliamentary undersecretary of state for policing, security and community safety.

Following the meeting Mrs Longhurst said: "I was very encouraged by what I heard from both the minister and his officials.

"It was particularly kind of Mr Coaker to find the time to meet me and to reassure me that despite the changes in the ministerial team, the Home Office still fully intends to introduce new laws along the lines set out in the consultation last year."

Mr Lepper said: "Vernon Coaker made it clear that an official Government response to their excellent consultation proposals on violent internet pornography should be produced before the start of the summer Parliamentary recess.

"I am very confident that we are moving in the right direction."