Domestic homicide review launched after Portsmouth murder of Kayleigh Dunning

A REVIEW is being conducted following the jailing of a street sweeper for murdering a woman in Portsmouth.

Mark Brandford was jailed this month after brutally murdering 32-year-old Kayleigh Dunning at his flat in Kingston Crescent, North End, in December 2019.

Portsmouth Crown Court heard how he spent a year using her stolen phone to send explicit images of her to friends and family in a bid to drive her towards him.

The 49-year-old was jailed for life with a minimum term of 23 years following his conviction for murder and revenge porn.

Police investigating after Kayleigh Dunning was murdered by Mark Brandford in Kingston Crescent, North End on December 17, 2019. Picture: Ben Fishwick/Hampshire police

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Now the Portsmouth Community Safety Partnership is carrying out a domestic homicide review.

Such a review is triggered after the murder of a person aged over 16 who has been killed by someone with whom they were in a relationship, or lived in the same household.

They involve multiple agencies in the area.

A city council spokeswoman said: ‘As per the legislative guidance Portsmouth Community Safety Partnership are undertaking a Domestic Homicide review following the murder of Kayleigh Dunning.’

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