Armed police rush to blaze in truck carrying 'live ammunition'

ARMED police raced to a blaze in a truck, which was carrying ‘live ammunition’, yesterday afternoon. Two fire crews from Bicester were dealing with a vehicle on fire on the road between Stratton Audley and Launton when they realised it was transporting weapons. ALSO READ: Emma Watson’s school in Oxford changes name from ‘racial slur’

The armed response unit from Thames Valley Police checked the state of the ammunition after firefighters hosed the flames down and gave it the ‘all clear’. Photos from the scene of the blaze show the front of the truck completely destroyed from the flames.

Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service confirmed the ammunition was carried legally and that the fire was accidental caused by an electrical defect.

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