FIREFIGHTERS were sent to a Cowley park after a bin caught alight.

A fire engine was seen parked in Marsh Road yesterday night, and Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has clarified that this was due to a bin fire in Cowley Marsh Recreation Ground.

The fire crew was sent out at 6.30pm, but the fire service did not confirm how it started.

In a separate incident that evening, firefighters assisted with 'the removal of an ill patient from a premises' in Barton Village Road.

The fire service said that happened at about 5.30pm, and the crew worked with South Central Ambulance Service, but did not give further details.