Man jailed for life for girlfriend murder

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murder following a Thames Valley Police investigation.

Mark Sinclair, aged 31, of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Reading Crown Court today (13/3) to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 21 years.

He was convicted of murder following a trial at Reading Crown Court that concluded yesterday (12/3). He was found guilty by unanimous jury.

On 6 September last year, at around 12.50am Sinclair made a call to police stating that he had killed his girlfriend Kylie Dembrey at her home in Blossom Lane, Theale.

Officers found Kylie with significant stab wounds to her neck and chest. Sadly, she was pronounced dead following sustained attempts to revive her.

Sinclair was arrested at the scene and charged with one count of murder on 7 September.

Speaking following the sentencing, Detective Inspector Dejan Avramovic from Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit said: “Today Sinclair has received life imprisonment for the murder of Kylie Dembrey.

“His actions were callous and violent in a situation that must have been terrifying for Kylie, especially in her own home.

“I would like to praise Kylie’s family for their bravery through what must have been a difficult process.

“I would also like to thank them for their support throughout this investigation. I hope they feel that justice has been achieved for Kylie and that this sentence will help them to move on with their lives.

Thames Valley Police does not tolerate domestic abuse and we take all reports seriously. To report any concerns, please call 101 or 999 in an emergency.”