A coach caught fire on the M40 near High Wycombe earlier today – with 30 people on board.

Firefighters from High Wycombe and two officers were called out to the northbound carriageway between J4 (Handy Cross) and J5 (Stokenchurch) at 4.51pm.

Bucks Fire said thankfully all 30 people on the coach were “accounted for”.

Crews used one hose reel, two sets of breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera to tackle the flames.

Traffic was stopped while firefighters dealt with the incident.