Murdered teacher mourned

13th June 2003 at 01:00
MORE than 1,000 mourners gathered for the funeral of murdered Brighton teacher Jane Longhurst at St Peter's church on Tuesday. Miss Longhurst, 31, a music teacher at Uplands special school in Brighton, disappeared on March 14. Her strangled body was found at a bird sanctuary near Pulborough, West Sussex on April 19. Part-time musician and salesman Graham Coutts, 35, of Waterloo Street, Hove, is charged with the murder and will enter a plea at Lewes Crown Court on August 1.

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