The family restaurant of a British racing driver had a successful reopening as lockdown eased, following a plea for support that went viral on social media.

The Haven near Salisbury had been struggling to attract customers due to the devastating impact of both Novichok and the pandemic.

But after racing driver Daniel Wells asked his 9,627 Twitter followers for help, the business, located on the A30 London Road, received an outpouring of support.

Read more: Racing driver's family restaurant overwhelmed by support

At the weekend people drove from as far away as Bath to show Daniel's family some solidarity.

And yesterday (Monday May 17), as lockdown eased and businesses could allow customers indoors, the venue enjoyed a successul reopening.

Daniel's sister Kirsty Wells, who runs the restaurant, tweeted: "It was a busy first day back in action today!

"Thank you so much too all of our lovely customers who came out to support on the first proper day!

"It fills out hearts with joy to be able to serve you again indoors and out!"

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