A man has been charged with murdering a popular mum-of-two who was stabbed to death in Greater Manchester.
Aubrey Padi, 46, is accused of killing 43-year-old Tamara Padi in Stalybridge on Wednesday.
Ms Padi’s daughters have paid emotional tributes to her, with her eldest child describing her as “my best friend”.
Police were called at around 3.40am on Wednesday to an address where they found a woman had been stabbed multiple times.
She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead a short while later.
Following the news of her tragic death, her daughter Tia Padi paid a heart-breaking tribute to her mum.
She 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.”
Tamara’s youngest daughter, Mia Padi, said: “Tamara Padi was my mum and my friend. She was always there for me and 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.”