A half-sunk boat in Oxford has been addressed by the Environment Agency.

The canal boat has been slowly sinking into the River Thames for months and is around halfway under the water.

Moss can be seen to be growing on the side of the vessel while the tarpaulin cover over the boat has turned green.

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An Environment Agency spokesman said: “Sunken boats remain the responsibility of the owner.

“We would intervene where a sunken boat is blocking river traffic or presents a pollution or flood risk, but that is not the case here.

“We ask anyone who spots pollution or a potential blockage in a river to contact us on our 24-hour hotline, 0800 80 70 60.”

It is unknown as to when the owner most recently tended to the sinking boat.