CUSTOMERS paid tribute to the "brave" family of Gurmail Singh as the Huddersfield corner shop where he was beaten to death reopened.
Cowcliffe Convenience Store, on Cowcliffe Hill Road, Huddersfield, has been completely refurbished following the attack on Mr Singh, 63, on February 20.
The popular grandfather was bludgeoned to death with a blunt weapon by robbers who raided the store as he prepared to close for the night.
His sons, Bobby and Jas Hayre, will run the new-look shop with help from family members. His sister, Darshan Kaur (pictured), was there today for the opening.
They have installed his name above the door and hung a framed photograph on the wall behind the counter as a lasting memorial to their father.
Cowcliffe resident Neil Shuttleworth, 73, was a regular customer before Mr Singh's death.
He was back at the shop today to buy a paper today.
"It's absolutely wonderful that it has reopened," he said.
"I'm so pleased for the family that they have the courage to do this."
David Singh, who was a witness to the attack, said the shop had been sorely missed.
He added: "What a brave family. I don't know if I would have had the guts to do what they have done."
Five men charged with Mr Singh's robbery and murder will appear at Leeds Crown Court next week for a plea and case management hearing.
More in Wednesday's Examiner.