Shortages of Spanish fruit and veg have been reported in the UK as a result of strikes by Spanish hauliers.

Spanish truck drivers have been striking over the past week in protest over high fuel prices, causing severe delays to exports of horticultural crops. Spinach, cherries and root vegetables are among the most affected.

"There have been major issues because of the national distribution strikes," said Nigel Jenney, chief executive of the Fresh Produce Consortium. "A cross-section of crops has been affected."

A Harrogate branch of Sainsbury's also reported receiving reduced volumes.