Portsmouth man charged with woman's murder

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Kayleigh DunningImage source, Hampshire Constabulary
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Kayleigh Dunning was found dead on Tuesday

A man charged with murdering a woman at a property in Portsmouth, has appeared in court.

Mark Brandford, 48, appeared before Portsmouth Magistrates' Court, accused of killing Kayleigh Dunning

Ms Dunning, 32, was found dead at an address in Kingston Crescent late on 17 December.

Mr Brandford, of Kingston Crescent was remanded in custody and is due to appear at the city's crown court on Tuesday.

Ms Dunning's family said she was a "precious daughter".

"She was so kind and thoughtful," they said in a statement. "As long as her mum, dad and brother were fine she was happy.

"We are devastated and only people who have lost a child would understand how we feel."

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Police were called to an address in Kingston Crescent on Tuesday evening

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