Today, Mark Sinclair, aged 31, of no fixed abode, has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 21 years following the murder of Kylie Dembrey.
The following tribute to Kylie is released on behalf of her family:
“We continue to grieve the loss of Kylie who was taken from us on the 6th of September 2018.
“Kylie, whilst petite had a big personality. She made an impression on everyone she met.
“Kylie was the only person who constantly loved and supported her partner no matter how badly he treated her. She felt bonded to him by the children they had together.
“He repaid this kindness by killing her. Our message is this, to anyone who finds themselves in a domestically abusive situation, please, seek help.
“Our friends and family will miss her smile, her laugh, her presence. We will treasure the memories we have of her. Our world will be a quieter, sadder place without her.
“We are grateful that justice has been served.”