DRAMATIC pictures show a bus on fire near Bewdley on Tuesday afternoon.

The picture captured by Shuttle reader Christian Hoare shows the bus up in flames on the A456, near Callow Hill, on Tuesday afternoon.

A Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews from Bewdley and Kidderminster fire station were called to the fire on the single decker bus at around 3.30pm on May 23.

The road was closed in both directions while the emergency services dealt with the incident.

A spokesman from HWFRS said: "The large 46 seater single decker bus was well alight on arrival of fire service personnel.

"The six passengers onboard, as well as the driver, were evacuated.

"The vehicle was completely burnt out. 

"West Mercia Police were also in attendance."