A sunbed shop has re-opened under new management after the previous owner died.

Tan-Tastic in Terrace Road, Walton, holds an official open day today (Saturday, August 4).

The shop will offer discounts on courses and spray tans that day, and a percentage of profits will go to the autism resource centre at Feltham Community School.

The shop was formerly owned by adored local Joe Marchese, who was described as a gentle giant by those who paid tribute to him when he died of a gunshot wound to the head on January 11 this year.

New owner Kelly Reynolds, who had no affiliation with Mr Reynolds said: “With everything that happened, this is a fresh start.”

Mrs Reynolds also owns Lush Hair Extensions in Terrace Road.