A BUS serving three Abingdon schools was partially destroyed after it caught fire with children on board at a roundabout.

Students and a driver were evacuated from the burning bus at Crowmarsh Roundabout just before 5pm on Monday.

The bus, serving Abingdon School, St Helen & St Katharine and Manor Prep, was travelling from Abingdon to Shiplake.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters were called out at 4.50pm and stayed to tackle the blaze until 7.25pm.