A POPULAR betting shop employee has died suddenly.

Estelle Beardmore, aged 44, was found dead at home in Alexander Road, Tonge Moor.

An inquest was opened yesterday. She worked at Betfred in Deansgate, Bolton.

Tributes have been paid to her on a Facebook group in her memory.

Paul Greenhalgh said: “RIP Estelle you was a lovely women, my thoughts are with your family god bless.”

Her funeral will take place on Friday at 1pm at Overdale.