A murder investigation has been launched into the death of a Suffolk mum-of-two who died after being stabbed in her home in Australia. 

Queensland Police received reports at around 11.30pm on Boxing Day of an incident at an address in Whitfield Crescent.

A spokesman said a man and woman allegedly disturbed two people inside their home and a "scuffle" broke out on the front porch.

The two intruders fled on foot.

Emergency services attempted to treat the 41-year-old woman, confirmed as Emma Lovell, who later died as a result of a fatal stab wound.

The 43-year-old man, her husband Lee Lovell, was treated for a non-life threatening stab wound and was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

He has since been released from hospital.

East Anglian Daily Times: Emma Lovell (right) and friend Christine LofthouseEmma Lovell (right) and friend Christine Lofthouse (Image: Christine Lofthouse)

The couple, who have two children, are originally from Suffolk.

Following a police investigation, four teenagers were located nearby, just before 4am on December 27.

All four were taken into custody.

Two 17-year-old boys have both been charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder and entering a dwelling with intent in company.

Both have been denied police bail and are due to appear in the Brisbane Childrens Court.

A 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy continue to assist police with inquiries.

Tributes have begun to pour in for the family calling it a "horrible and senseless crime". 

Christina Lofthouse, 41, first met Mrs Lovell at Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge - the pair have been best friends for 33 years.

"I only spoke with her yesterday morning," said Ms Lofthouse.

"This horrible and senseless crime has left a massive hole in our lives."