A RECYCLING truck on fire caused delays on the A44 Woodstock Road near Begbroke last night.

The truck caught light shortly before 5pm and the road was closed northbound between Spring Hill Road and the Bladon Roundabout.

The burning lorry was parked in a layby until Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue crews attended, scaling a ladder to tackle the blaze from above. It was put out shortly before 6pm and one lane was re-opened but traffic remained slow for those making their way home.

This picture was sent in by Oxford Mail reader Jeffrey Wright.