Tributes paid to ‘happy soul’ Tamari Padi who was stabbed to death in Stalybridge

THE daughters and friends of a woman who died after being stabbed at a home in Stalybridge have paid tribute to her ‘happy and outgoing soul’.

Police were called around 3.40am on Wednesday, July 7 by colleagues at NWAS requesting assistance at an address on Lake Road, Ridge Hill.

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.

Tamara Padi

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 daughter Tia said: “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 second daughter Mia added: “Tamara 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.”

Family friends said: “Tamara 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.”

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

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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