FLAMES tore through a car as it travelled along the M40 close to Bicester.

The driver managed to escape after smelling smoke and pulling over on to the hard shoulder of the motorway before the car was completely engulfed.

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Pictures show the charred wreckage after the fire completely destroyed the vehicle.

Oxford Mail:

It happened just after the slip road at about 8.30pm yesterday [Saturday].

Crews from Bicester were scrambled to tackle the fire, while Highways England dealt with the traffic control and recovery.