The family of a woman who was murdered in Heywood earlier this week have paid tribute to her.
The body of fifty one year old Linda Parker was found at a property on Atholl Drive on Monday lunchtime.
Paying tribute to her, Linda’s four children, said: “Linda was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend. She could often be seen walking her small dog Toby, who she loved very much.
“She was the most gentle and kind person you could hope to meet, a big softie who loved her family so much.
“We’re devastated that she has been taken from us before her time, in such an unspeakable way.
“We’d like to thank our family, friends and the community for all of their love and support.
“We will miss our mum forever. We’ll keep her alive in our hearts.
“As a family we would request privacy during this very difficult time.”
Glen Gibbons aged 51 of Bingley Square, Rochdale has been charged with murder.