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.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 11:54 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 12:00 pm

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.

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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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