Heartbroken family pay tribute to ‘kind-hearted’ mum-of-six stabbed to death at house

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“She leaves behind six devastated children who she adored... the hole she has left will never be filled and our hearts are broken,” her family said

The heartbroken family of a mum-of-six stabbed to death at a house have paid tribute to their “kind-hearted” daughter.

Tamby Dowling, 36, died after being stabbed following an attack at 7pm on Monday (8 November).

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Despite the best efforts of medics, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

‘She leaves behind six devastated children who she adored’

Her family - parents, Mary Dowling and Keith Hawley, and her stepfather Graham Marsh and stepmother Diane Pleavin - have paid tribute.

In a joint statement through the police, they described her as a "very good mother, brilliant daughter, and friend to everyone who knew her".

They said: "She was outgoing, kind-hearted, generous, and had time for everyone.

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"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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Teenager, 16, injured in attack

The attack in Oldham, Greater Manchester, also left a 16-year-old girl injured.

She was taken to hospital with ‘superficial injuries’, police said.

A 34-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene has since been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Detectives said inquiries were still ongoing.

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