The family of a woman who died in Stalybridge have paid tribute to her.
Police were called around 3.40am today (Wednesday 7 July 2021) by colleagues at NWAS requesting assistance at an address on Lake Road, Stalybridge.
Officers attended and enquiries established a woman - who has since been identified as 43-year-old Tamara Padi - had been stabbed.
She was taken to hospital where she sadly pronounced dead a short while later.
A man in his 40s was later arrested in the Dukinfield area on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody for questioning.
Enquiries are ongoing.
Paying tribute, Tamara's two daughters and a friend 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." - Tia Padi
"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." - Mia Padi
"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.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.