Leighann Wightman stabbing death referred to IPCC

Norman Street, Netherfield
Image caption Ms Wightman's body was found inside the property in Norman Street

The case of a young mother stabbed to death in Nottingham has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Leighann Wightman, 24, was found at her home on Norman Street, Netherfield, on 15 October.

Andrew Kemp, 48, from Vale Road, Colwick, has been charged with her murder.

Nottinghamshire Police referred the case to the IPCC but no more details have been released.

A spokesman for the force said all killings related to possible domestic violence were currently being referred to the IPCC as a matter of routine.

On Tuesday Nottinghamshire Police were sharply criticised for their handling of Casey Brittle, who was murdered by her violent ex-partner in 2010.

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