Armed police officers have been spotted in an Oxford neighbourhood.

A picture was sent to the Oxford Mail late this afternoon by a resident showing armed police officers and a man lying on the floor near a vehicle in Morris Crescent. 

Morris Crescent is located in Oxford just off the B480 Cowley Road approximately four miles from the city centre.

Armed police officers in Oxford neighbourhoodArmed police officers in Oxford neighbourhood (Image: Newsquest)

An eyewitness said: "They blocked off the road and told people to get back in their Houses.

"There were around six police cars."

It is not known why the armed police officers were there.

Thames Valley Police has been contacted, but has said no information was immediately available due to the investigating officer being unavailable.