PRODUCTION resumes at the Honda plant in South Marston tomorrow.

Bosses put the production line on pause for four days earlier this week because of delays in receiving car parts.

This is the third time in two months that the plant had to be temporarily closed due to supply issues.

Delays at the port were cited as a factor on the first two occasions, though this week's halt was due to the wider effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

It was reported that the parts causing the hold-up were semiconductors. Their supply is limited because of a boom in demand for consumer electronic devices that use the same materials, like smartphones, laptops and tablets, as working from home became more popular around the world.

Honda employees are now returning to work and the borough council will visit to double-check that the site is Covid-secure.

A Honda spokesman said: "Honda of the UK Manufacturing has confirmed to its employees that production will resume on Friday January 22.

"Honda is continually assessing the supply chain activity to best mitigate the risk of disruption to its business operations."