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Tributes paid to Stalybridge mum-of-two who died after stabbing earlier this week

Tributes have been paid to a “happy soul” who died in Stalybridge earlier this week.

Tamara Padi, 43, died after she was stabbed in the early hours of Wednesday (7 July) morning at a house on Lake Road in Stalybridge.

A man in his 40’s was arrested in Dukinfield a short time later in connection with the incident and remains in custody for questioning.

Now, Tamara’s two daughters have paid a touching tribute to their mum, dying she was a “happy and outgoing soul.”

Tia Padi said: “I feel so distraught having to writing this. It all still feels so surreal when I woke up to this today, it just didn’t feel the same knowing you weren’t here, knowing that the most important woman in my life is no longer here with me. I not only lost my mum but also my best friend all at once. You always were such a happy and outgoing soul, you always knew how to put a smile on my face by just being your crazy happy self. I hope you know that you were and still are loved by everyone and I will make sure to take good care of Mia for you. I love you.”

Her sister, Mia Padi, said: “Tamara Padi was my mum and my friend. She was always there for me & loved me wholeheartedly. She said that she loved how I could comfort her in the most hopeless of situations. She promised that I would never have a reason to cry. I’ve come to realise crying is natural so today I will cry. I love my mum.”

One of Tamara’s friends, who has not been named, said: “Tamara Padi was a happy soul. She was a friend and a sister to anyone who got a chance to know her. Tamara was full of love and made sure everyone around her felt that love. She had a way of lifting your spirit with her laughter and her presence. Her joy was almost contagious; you can’t be sad or gloomy around her. She was so full of life! Tamara leaves two beautiful girls behind and we her friends promise to be there for them. Our friend, you will be terribly missed and will forever be in our hearts. Continue dancing in heaven, sleep well friend - we love you.”

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information.

Anyone with information can contact police on 0161 856 2450 via LiveChat on our website www.gmp.police.uk or call 101 quoting incident number 342 of 07/07/21.

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