CYCLISTS sprang into action to corner a disruptive swan on a major Oxford road.

A photo has emerged of the moment passers-by blocked off the bird in Woodstock Road on Thursday, with police and animal rescue teams both called to the scene.

Thames Valley Police previously said it was called to the area at about 5.30pm following reports that the swan was 'causing an obstruction' in the middle of the road.

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But the bird was soon shepherded out of the way of oncoming traffic, with the picture showing at least four cyclists and one police officer cornering the swan on the pavement.

The incident is thought to have happened near the junction of Woodstock Close, north Oxford.