Feeds

Victim's mother seeks ban on violent Net porn

Daughter fell victim to Web-addicted murderer

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

The mother of murdered schoolteacher Jane Longhurst has today launched a national petition calling for tighter regulation of pornographic content on the Internet.

Seventy-two-year-old Mrs Longhurst wants certain adult pornography, such as that showing violence towards women and necrophilia, outlawed in the same way as images of child sexual abuse.

Mrs Longhurst has recently held talks with home secretary David Blunkett, in a bid to lobby for a change in the law.

Unveiling the campaign today Mrs Longhurst told ITV.com: "We are not asking for everyone to become perfect little angels without a dirty thought in their minds, but we do feel these violent images should be stopped."

Schoolteacher Jane Longhurst, 31, was murdered last year by Scottish musician Graham Coutts.

Coutts, 35, who was a voracious consumer of web sites devoted to snuff movies and necrophilia, was sentenced to life imprisonment earlier this year.

More than 800 pornographic images were found saved on Coutts' home computer - over three quarters of which showed acts of violence against women. The court also heard that Coutts had accessed violent images the day before Ms Longhurst was murdered in March 2003. ®

Related Story

Net fuelled killer's necrophiliac lust

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Kaspersky backpedals on 'done nothing wrong, nothing to fear' blather
Founder (and internet passport fan) now says privacy is precious
Banking apps: Handy, can grab all your money... and RIDDLED with coding flaws
Yep, that one place you'd hoped you wouldn't find 'em
TROLL SLAYER Google grabs $1.3 MEEELLION in patent counter-suit
Chocolate Factory hits back at firm for suing customers
Primetime precrime? Minority Report TV series 'being developed'
I have to know. I have to find out what happened to my life
Ex-IBM CEO John Akers dies at 79
An era disrupted by the advent of the PC
prev story

Whitepapers

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup
Learn why inSync received the highest overall rating from Druva and is the top choice for the mobile workforce.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.