A RECYCLING truck has broken down in Abberley, near Stourport-on-Severn, this morning.

The vehicle broke down during its usual route at around 9.30am, and is currently parked in The Village, near the Manor Arms Inn.

Fluid - thought to be hydraulic oil - has spilled from the vehicle onto the pavement and teams are on the scene to deal with the problem.

Resident Phil Blakemore, 68, from The Village, said: "Vehicles can get round but they have had to put sand down and cat litter down to try and soak it [the liquid] up. There is a couple of vans now to try and help clear it up.

"The locals are chipping in and giving cups of tea to the drivers. I gave them a tray of tea this morning as well.

"It is not having any impact because they managed to park it on the square so vehicles can get past it. I think they have lost pretty much all their hydraulic oil in the vehicle."

The recycling truck is thought to belong to Malvern Hills District Council.

We will update this story as we receive more information.