A 'MALFUNCTION' caused by the hot weather has forced M&S to temporarily clear its fridge shelves at Oxford rail station.

A photo taken this evening shows the apparently empty fridge shelves in the retailer's Simply Food store at the rail hub.

A customer notice has been stuck to the shelf, which says: "Due to a fridge malfunction caused by the hot weather, we've temporarily had to empty our fridges while they get back down to the correct temperature.

"We apologise for the inconvenience caused."

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Temperatures in Oxford reached 28C today and have remained in the mid-20s or higher for much of the afternoon.