Today we are proud and sad. Proud for Hughes - that a 17-year-old stood up and said I don't think this is right and took it to court - and proud that so many people's hard work has gone into changing the law.Sad for the terrible loss of the families.
Our pressing concern is how this protection can be implemented to protect 17-year-olds from today.
We have asked the Home Secretary to issue immediate guidance to police forces around the country before she begins her consultation.
We would be happy to assist in the drafting of this. We are of course anxious to make sure another tragedy doesn't happen in the interim.
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The boy was found unconscious and in cardiac arrest and was rushed to hospital where he died.
The victim, who was wearing her uniform at the time, was found knocking on doors nearly four hours after she was abducted.
There will be gales across Scotland and northern England this morning, but these will gradually ease through the afternoon.