A Leicester gym that defied coronavirus lockdown rules has launched a new mental health service to help combat depression and suicide.
The Warehouse Gym - in Lunsford Road, Humberstone - said that two of its members had taken their own lives within the last four months.
The gym, which is the largest independent venue in the city, was forced to close its doors after England's second national lockdown was introduced on November 5.
Owner Lynton Dell had challenged regulations insisting that gyms, leisure centres and sports clubs closed their doors along with other "non-essential" businesses, claiming it was vital it be allowed to stay open to help support its members' mental health - and even "'prevent suicides".
Mr Dell, who managed to
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