The heartbroken family of a woman who was found dead in her flat have shared a picture and tribute to the "kind and generous mum".

Malak Adabzadeh, also known as Katy, was discovered in a flat on The Green in Stoneycoft on Thursday, November 25.

Emergency services attended but the 47-year-old died at the scene.

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A murder investigation was launched following her death and three men one 21-year-old and 57-year-old from Stoneycroft and one 46 year old, from Norris Green, were arrested on suspicion of murder.

They remain in custody for questioning and extensive enquiries continue.

The family has today issued a tribute to Katy, who was originally from Iran, and living in the Stoneycroft area.

Police at The Green in Stoneycroft after a woman was found dead in a flat
Police at The Green in Stoneycroft after a woman was found dead in a flat

In a statement, they described her as a "kind" and "loving mother" who "would always help anyone."

They said: “Katy was a loving mother, lovely sister, wife and daughter. She was generous, kind and would always help anyone.

“Katy will be missed terribly. As a family we ask for the communities support at this time to find out what has happened to our beloved Katy.”

Police and forensics remain at the scene on The Green in Stoneycroft this Monday as the murder probe continues.

Merseyside Police said the investigation is in its early stages and they are keeping an open mind as to the motive.

However, one of the early lines of enquiry "is that it may have been for domestic or other cultural reasons", police said.

Police Scientific Support at The Green in Stoneycroft on Monday
Police Scientific Support at The Green in Stoneycroft on Monday

Detective Superintendent Cheryl Rhodes said: “Members of Malak’s family are being supported by specialist officers after this tragic incident.

"We offer our sincere condolences to all of those people affected by the terrible events of last Thursday, and will continue to update and support her family, friends and the wider community when we can.

“At this early stage, we are keeping an open mind as to the motive, but one of those lines of enquiry is that it may have been for domestic or other cultural reasons.

“I’d appeal to anyone with information, whether from the Iranian community within Liverpool, or anyone who knew Malak, to come forward as a matter of urgency. Likewise if you live locally and saw heard or captured anything, let us know.

"If necessary, we have an interpreter and language line solutions to getting information to us, and work closely with partners including Liverpool Domestic Abuse Service on 0151 494 2222, Merseyside IDVA services, and Savera UK who can be contacted via 0800 107 0726.

“I’d also ask that anyone with information only provides it in the following ways, and doesn’t comment on social media platforms as this can jeopardise our vital enquiries. Thank you.”

Anyone with information on this incident can contact @MerPolCC, 101 or @CrimestoppersUK, anonymously on 0800 555 111 with reference 21000820292.

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