THERE are reports of a car on fire on the M5 near Junction 13, Stroud.

The incident occured on the M5 Southbound at 2.20pm today, the car was a black Mercedes.

One crew from Gloucester North is in attendance.

The fire service arrived at 2.31pm and are still on the scene.

One hose reel is being used, and two breathing apparatus.

The police are also in attendance.

Highways England said that one lane is closed for recovery of the vehicle and traffic is passing without delay.

More to follow.