THE family of a woman whose body was found by police at an address in Handforth have paid tribute to her.

Pamela Ann Mellor, of Stoneyfold Lane, Bosley, near Macclesfield, was a 55-year-old mother of four adult children.

Her family are being supported by specialist officers, and have issued a tribute.

The family said: “Our loving mum Pamela Ann Mellor was a caring, gentle soul who was well known and loved within the community.

“Our mum would contact us daily and ensured that we were always put first. She will be truly missed and will forever be in our hearts.”

Matthew Bolland appeared at Chester Crown Court on Wednesday, August 21, charged with murdering Pamela.

He has been remanded in custody, and is due to return to the court on Monday, October 7.

Bolland, 43, of Budworth Walk, Wilmslow, was arrested in Weaverham Way, Handforth, on Sunday, August 18.

Shortly before he was arrested officers found Pamela’s body at an address on Meriton Road, Handforth.