The family of a girl murdered by her ex-boyfriend have said they will continue their fight for greater victims' rights after a meeting with the Justice Secretary.

Michelle Stewart was just 17 when she was stabbed to death in the street in her home village of Drongan, Ayrshire, by John Wilson in 2008.

Relatives of Michelle met with Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf in Ayr to make the case for changes dubbed "Michelle's Law".

Their campaign calls for an explicit requirement for the safety and welfare of victims and their families to be taken into account when parole and early release are considered, increased use of powers to impose "exclusion zones" on offenders, and improvements to the Victim Notification Scheme (VNS) so victims and their families are given reasons for an offender's release, and can make representations in person.

Her family launched their campaign after learning her killer could get out of jail before his minimum sentence is up.

They have set up a petition calling for a halt to Wilson's relocation to Ayr on his release, and it currently has 4,500 signatures.

Lisa Stewart, Michelle's sister, said the meeting "went well" and was "constructive".

She said: "We're going to keep going with Michelle's Law as we want to see further strengthening of victims rights.

"We hope to make links with other people who have been in a similar position as us and hope they will get in touch with us after seeing our campaign."

Mr Yousaf thanked the family for meeting with him on Friday, saying they had "shown enormous strength in coming forward to tell Michelle's story".

He pledged on Twitter: "Family presented a number of proposals - I will look at them with an open mind. Will look to see how we can strengthen victim's rights."

The campaign is supported by the Scottish Conservatives, who also repeated their call for a full review of sentencing, parole and home release policy.

Speaking after the meeting, John Scott, the Scottish Conservative MSP for Ayr, said: "What we want is for victims and their families to have a much greater say in when criminals are released, and where they are released to. That way we can finally get justice for Michelle."