A WARNING about a 'suspicious' red car that was lurking near a school was just a misunderstanding, say police.

Thames Valley Police warned residents about a 'red London style taxi' after it was spotted roaming near the Heyford Park Free School on Camp Road, Bicester.

Read the original warning

But in an update this afternoon, an officer said that it was just a local resident, adding: "Thank you to the members of the public whom contacted us regarding the red London taxi reported on Jan 21 in Heyford, this vehicle has been confirmed and there are no suspicious circumstances."