SHOPPERS have been trapped in the Ikea car park for up to two hours today.

This is the second time motorists looking to leave the Calcot store have been trapped in long queues.

Staff had to close the car park to try and ease congestion. On the store's first Sunday of trading shoppers were trapped in the car park for four hours.

The retail giant drafted in extra helpers to keep Calcot moving after the first Sunday of delays.

Customers took to twitter saying they had been stuck for more than an hour only travelling 10metres.

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Johanna Heuren, IKEA Reading Store Manager said: "We can confirm that the car park at IKEA Reading closed for a short period this afternoon to allow customers to exit the store.

"We are working to keep traffic moving as quickly as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience caused and for the delays to our customers."