ARMED officers swooped in on a driver who was caught with six barrels of stolen oil in the back of a van.

At 7.46am on Sunday morning, a van was picked up on ANPR cameras in Oxford.

Officers wanted to stop the driver and tracked it down to Abingdon Road but the only police officers ready and close enough to stop the driver was the armed response team.

A 23-year-old was arrested at the scene on suspicion of theft.

He is still being questioned by police and update is expected today.