THE girlfriend of murdered Harlow teenager Frank Empson has received a letter from Tony Blair. Emily had written to the Prime Minister telling him about Frank's death and explaining that she did not think current knife crime laws were tough enough.

In his reply, Mr Blair passed on his condolences over Frank's death at what he described as a "terrible time for you and Frank's family".

We congratulate Emily on her campaign which has helped raise national awareness about the need for reduced knife crime. 

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