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Man charged with murder after Chadderton mum stabbed to death

Tamby Dowling.

A man has been charged with murder after a mother-of-six from Chadderton was stabbed to death. 

Abid Mahmood, of Cambridge Street, Oldham, has been charged with the murder of Tamby Dowling. 

The 34-year-old has also been charged with a section 18 wounding offence. 

He will appear at Manchester Magistrates' Court on Wednesday (17 November). 

Officers were called just before 7pm on Monday 8 November to reports a woman had been attacked at Water Mill Avenue, Oldham.

Tamby Dowling, 36, suffered serious stab injuries and sadly, despite the efforts of the emergency services, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 16-year-old girl also required hospital treatment but has since been released.

Tamby's parents paid a touching tribute to a 'kind-hearted and generous' mother. 

Mary Dowling and Keith Hawley, stepfather Graham Marsh, and stepmother Diane Pleavin, described her as a "very good mother, brilliant daughter, and friend to everyone who knew her".

They said, in a statement issued via GMP: "She was outgoing, kind-hearted, generous, and had time for everyone. Her door was always open, her home was filled with visitors, and her kettle was always just boiled.

"She leaves behind six devastated children who she adored. She leaves behind her devastated brothers, sisters, mother, father, stepdad, and stepmum. She had a large family, who are all heartbroken.

"Tamby will leave a huge hole and massive impact on all the family. She touched the lives of countless people - the hole she has left will never be filled and our hearts are broken."

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