The family of a woman who was stabbed to death in her home in Wigan have paid tribute to her.
Mandy Gallear, 42, died after suffering fatal wounds on Thursday 6 October.
Her two daughters, Amy, 16, and Katy, 14, have said: “Our mum was a sister, aunt and friend to many, but first and foremost she was a mother and best friend to us.
“She adored us and we adored her. Mum was loved immensely, and gave that love back to her family and friends with all her heart. Words cannot describe how much we will miss her.
“She worked hard to provide a happy and loving home for us and it is hard to believe that she will no longer be here to guide us, nurture us and will not benefit from seeing what a credit we will be to her.
“Mum was a beautiful and selfless woman and our family has been ripped apart by her death.
“We would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and would ask for privacy during this tragic time”.
Shortly before 4pm on Thursday 6 October, police were called to an address in Wigan following the reports that a woman had been stabbed.
Stuart Gallear, 42, was been charged with murder at Manchester and Salford Magistrates on 8 October and remanded to appear at Manchester Crown Court at a later date.