Tributes paid to Cheshire mum

A family has paid tribute to their mother whose body was found at her home in Chester on Wednesday

The body of Gillian Knowles, 51, was found at her home in Caughall Road, Chester. The body of her husband, Paul Knowles, 50, was also found at the address.

Police were called to the house around midday on Wednesday 19 May 2010, following concerns raised by neighbours.

Post mortems , which concluded today, established that Paul Knowles died of hanging. Gillian Knowles died of stab wounds and asphyxiation. Police have confirmed they are not looking for anyone else in connection with their deaths.

Gillian's children have paid tribute to their mother with the following words:

"Gillian was a wonderful, thoughtful, and caring mum who would always do anything for her children, family, and friends. It is so unfair that she has left us in this way with so much in life to look forward to with her son, Daniel's graduation, and daughter, Phillippa's wedding. She was so proud of what her children had achieved and was a strong influence on their lives and they will continue to make her proud. She had a brilliant smile, laugh, and love that will be sorely missed. She will be forever remembered, respected and loved."