WOODSTOCK Road is blocked near the Wolvercote roundabout after a bus caught fire. 

Two fire crews were called to the scene just before 6pm this evening to reports that the engine of a Stagecoach single-decker bus had caught fire. 

There was nobody on the bus at the time.

The police are still on the scene awaiting recovery and there are long delays being reported in and around the area. 

Oxford Bus Company is diverting the Park & Ride 300 and City 6 services from Woodstock Road to the Banbury Road via Moreton Road. As a result they are unable to service South Parade, First Turn and Mere Road in both directions.