Tamara Padi was taken to hospital in the early hours of Wednesday (7 July) but sadly died a short time later (Image: MEN MEDIA)
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A mum-of-two found stabbed to death inside a house has been named as Tamara Padi.
The 45-year-old was found critically injured at a property on Lake Road, Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, having been stabbed 'multiple times,' police said.
She was taken to hospital in the early hours of Wednesday (7 July) but sadly died a short time later.
Police arrested a man in his 40s in Dukinfield on suspicion of murder on Wednesday, reports the Manchester Evening News.
He remains in custody and is currently being questioned by detectives.
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Close friends have paid tribute to Tamara, who has been described as a 'lovely lady'
(Image: MEN MEDIA)
A spokesperson for Manchester Coroner's court confirmed a file relating to Ms Padi's death had been passed to the coroner.
Following the tragic news of her death, close friends have paid tribute to Tamara, who has been described as a 'lovely lady.'
She is understood to have grown up in South Africa before moving to the Manchester area.
Tanagra Jabu Nala wrote on Facebook: "I am heartbroken. It seems like yesterday we were discussing with you studying law and you took it to further heights.
The 45-year-old was found critically injured at a property on Lake Road, Stalybridge, Greater Manchester
(Image: MEN MEDIA)
"Your beauty, kindness, and intelligence will remain in our hearts forever.
"My heart goes out to your beautiful lovely children."
Speaking to the MEN, former colleague Adele Gardiner described Tamara as a 'lovely lady.'
"I'm shocked, she was such a lovely lady," she said.