Young mum found murdered at family home in Oldham

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A mum of two has been found brutally murdered at her home – with her young son close by. It's believed Jabeen Younis’s throat had been cut in the savage attack. The 30-year-old's body was discovered by police at her Oldham home yesterday morning. Reports say she had been planning to start a new life after the breakdown of her marriage of just five months.

Jabeen, who lived in Bamford Street, Chadderton, is understood to have recently separated from her husband.

Neighbours and friends have paid tribute to Jabeen, who worked in a furniture store in Oldham town centre, calling her a ‘loving mum’ and a ‘friendly and lively character.’

Nearby residents described dramatic scenes as police cars raced to the scene after receiving a ‘concern for welfare’ call yesterday morning.

Her son, believed to be around seven years old, was seen being led from the house by officers shortly afterwards. It is thought he had been in the house when his mother was murdered.

A large section of the residential street was cordoned off throughout yesterday as forensics officers combed the house for clues and carried away clothes and other household items in bags.

Jabeen is understood to have moved to Oldham around 10 years ago from Pakistan shortly after the birth of her daughter.

Having previously been divorced, she remarried at the end of last year but friends said she had recently ended the ‘turbulent’ relationship.

A post mortem examination to establish the cause of death is due to take place today.