The family of a 35-year-old “devoted” mum who was stabbed to death in a “horrific attack” which was “witnessed by her two young children" have paid tribute to her. 

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were called to Dukesgate Grove in Little Hulton at around 2.40am today, Friday, to reports of a woman found with serious injuries. 

Police say that the victim, Perseverance Ncube, was found by her two young children with a single stab injury to the chest, and died after being taken to hospital.

In a tribute to Perseverance, her family said: “It is with immense pain that we say goodbye to Perseverance Ncube, also known as Percy to her loved ones.

“She was a loving and devoted mother who lived for her children, family, and friends.

“Percy was an active member of her church and had created a beautiful community for herself and her children, but she was cruelly taken from us due to domestic violence.

“Percy had just celebrated her 35th birthday in October, and her passing has left us with an immeasurable sense of loss.

“Our focus now is on supporting her children as they continue their journey without their mother.

“With love from Percy’s family.”

On Friday, GMP also said a 45-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder

Officers are now appealing to the public to come forward and provide any information.

GMP are appealing to any motorists and residents in the area, who may have captured anything that may assist the investigation on dashcam, CCTV or doorbell cameras to please contact the force.

Anyone with information is asked to contact GMP on 101 quoting log number 236 of 10/11/2023.

Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to the independent charity - Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.