A TRUCK has broken down on a motorway slip road due to a punctured tyre.

Highways officers have closed the entry slip lane at junction five of the M5 southbound because of the incident.

Drivers trying to use the entry are being diverted to junction six, via the A38 and A4548.

Highways England received a report about the breakdown at 6.35am.

UPDATE (8.05am): A tyre fitter is now on the scene.