Man charged with murder after ‘kind-hearted’ mum-of-six stabbed to death

Man charged with murder after ‘kind-hearted’ mum-of-six stabbed to death

Abid Mahmood has been charged with murder after mum-of-six Tamby Dowling, 36, was stabbed to death in Oldham – she was described by family and friends as someone who “touched the lives of countless people”

A man has been charged with murder after a mum was stabbed to death.

Abid Mahmood, of Cambridge Street, Oldham, has been charged with the murder of Tamby Dowling.

The 34-year-old has also been charged with a section 18 wounding offence.

He will appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court today (November 17), Manchester Evening News reports.

Officers were called just before 7pm on Monday, November 8 to reports a woman had been attacked at Water Mill Avenue, Oldham.

Tamby Dowling, 36, suffered serious stab injuries and sadly, despite the efforts of the emergency services, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 16-year-old girl also required hospital treatment but has since been released.

After Tamby’s death, her family paid tribute to her and said she was a ‘kind-hearted’, ‘outgoing’ mum-of-six.

In a statement, they said: “She was outgoing, kind-hearted, generous, and had time for everyone.

“Her door was always open, her home was filled with visitors, and her kettle was always just boiled.”

They added: “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.”

Devastated friends and family paid tribute to her online, with one saying: “My heart is absolutely broken, you didn’t deserve what happened to you. We are all so devastated, if only we had all known, still so shocked.

“RIP to my beautiful auntie Tamby, you will be missed by absolutely everyone.”

Another added: “A soul to beautiful for this cruel cruel world rest in paradise Tamby your smile will never be forgotten. RIP.”

Others praised her as a ‘beautiful’ woman.

“So so shocked to hear your gone.. what a beautiful woman you was! Will remember our memories. RIP Tamby, far too young to be taken so soon in such a horrible way,” they said.