An overturned lorry spilt its load of sausages across the M40 this morning causing major delays in Oxfordshire.

Emergency services were called to the incident at 5.16am today (June 7) after the crash involving the lorry near junction 9 on the M40.

The lorry was found by Thames Valley Police on its side with sausages “scattered across the road”.

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The force has since confirmed no one has been injured in the crash before making poking fun at the incident posting “bangers and crash? (we couldn't resist)” in a statement online.

A police statement on social media said: “However, the HGV was transporting a load of sausages which are scattered across the road.

“Bangers and crash? (we couldn't resist)." 

The force finished the post by adding "Oi Oi Saveloy".

A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said: “Thames Valley Police uses its social media accounts to engage with the public.

"Sometimes we use some humour, which can help increase engagement meaning more people see our posts and receive information about public incidents.”

The driver, who was trapped, was released by fire crews before being handed over to the care of attending paramedics.

A total of four fire engines were sent from Bicester, two from Rewley Road Fire Station in Oxford and a rescue tender (a specialist heavy rescue unit) from Kidlington Fire Station.

The lorry damage on the M40 The lorry damage on the M40 (Image: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service) The incident led to widespread traffic disruption during rush hour as the northbound carriageway was blocked and there were five miles of standing traffic on the southbound side.

There were also knock-on delays on the A34 northbound from Islip to Weston-on-the-Green and leaving Bicester.

There was a signed diversion through Middleton Stoney where traffic also came to a standstill.

(Image: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service) The M40 northbound will remain closed for the foreseeable future whilst essential repairs are carried out on the carriageway.