A LARGE tree has fallen down on the canal towpath in Stroud.

The willow fell by the Marling School playing field on Friday night.

Cotswold Canal Trust have a team dealing with the tree and expect the townpath to reopen this afternoon.

A trust spokesman said: "We have a number of volunteers working on the situation and we are hoping to get the towpath open later today."

"We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone from our wider canal community who has taken the time to contact us with regards to the tree."