Shop staff celebrated a customer's 99th birthday.

Great Totham pensioner Mary Irving is a regular visitor to Tesco Extra in Maldon.

So when her daughter Linda Roach, who also lives in the village, told checkout operator Linda Sims about her special birthday on New Year's Day, staff surprised her with flowers and a bottle of wine.

Mrs Irving lives independently and her daughter takes her to the store in Fullbridge every week.