Tributes have been paid to a mum who was stabbed to death on a canal bridge in Manchester.
Michelle Hodgkinson, 51, was attacked with knife in a cold blooded murder at around 12pm on Friday as she was walking along Edge Lane.
Despite best efforts of the emergency services, she tragically passed away at the scene.
She is remembered by how much she ‘loved helping people in her community’.
In tribute to Ms Hodgkinson, her family said: ‘Everyone who knows Michelle is in utter shock at the attack she endured and how horrific her last moments were.
‘Our Shelly B was the most amazing, loving, selfless and funny daughter, mother, mother-in-law, sister, auntie and most recently a nanna.
‘It was a privilege to have been known and loved by her.
‘She loved helping people in her community and was known for volunteering as an appropriate adult, her charity work and loved creating hampers to make people smile.’
Michelle was walking to meet her mum to take her shopping and to go for a coffee when she was brutally murdered to death.
A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Police have confirmed the man has since been detained under the Mental Health Act.