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Tributes to Portsmouth woman as man charged with her murder

Credit: Hampshire Police

The family of a 32 year old Portsmouth woman have paid tribute to her, after she was found dead at a property in Kingston Crescent.

Kayleigh Louise Dunning's body was found by police on Tuesday. They have not revealed the cause of death.

Today her family issued this statement:

“Our precious daughter Kayleigh Louise Dunning – taken so suddenly.

“It has ripped our whole world apart. You never expect to bury your own child.

“Her brother has lost his best friend. She was so kind and thoughtful. As long as her mum, dad and brother were fine she was happy.

“The hardest thing is not being able to hear her voice and laughter, and not to cuddle her.

“Our life will never be the same. We are devastated and only people who have lost a child would understand how we feel. There are not enough words to explain how we feel.

“Rest in peace baby girl. You are always in our hearts and thoughts. We miss you so much.”

– Kayleigh's family

A 48 year old man, arrested at the scene, has since been charged with Kayleigh's murder.

Mark Brandford, also of Kingston Crescent, is due before Portsmouth magistrates on Monday.