PEOPLE driving along the M5 in Worcestershire raised the alarm after seeing smoke billowing from a burning boat at the river Avon.

Firefighters from Pershore, Upton and Tewkesbury (including boat crews from Worcester and Tewkesbury) were called to Bredon, near Pershore, to deal with the blaze.

One person required treatment at the scene by the West Midlands Ambulance Service.

The M5 crosses the river near Bredon.