TRIBUTES have been paid to a woman from Bolton whose body has been found buried in the garden of her family home in Australia.

Fahima Yusuf's husband Ahmed Seedat has been charged with the murder of the 32-year-old mother of two.

Her body was found in a shallow grave alongside the family home in Carlisle, in the south of the city of Perth, earlier this week.

Police made the discovery when they visited the house to investigate the disappearance of Ms Yusuf, who was raised in Astley Bridge, which had been treated as suspicious. She had not been seen since Friday last week and the discovery was made on Wednesday.

Officers spent the day at the house and found the body buried just metres from children's toys, it is reported.

Piles of soil were dug up in the grounds of the house as part of the extensive police investigation.

Ms Yusuf is reported to have two young children, a boy and a girl.

Her husband appeared at Perth Magistrates Court yesterday (Thursday) and will next appear at Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on September 26.

A close friend of Ms Yusuf paid tribute to her saying "she was an amazing girl and I am totally heartbroken". 

Another spoke of their devastation adding: "I'm shocked, very shocked."

A spokesman for the British Foreign Office told The Bolton News: "Our staff are in contact with the Australian authorities following the death of a British woman in Perth."

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