THIEVES stole a car from a nurse who was unable to care for her patients as a result.

The silver Toyota Yaris was taken from The Broadway, Thatcham in the early hours of July 21.

Police were called at around 6am the following day after the same vehicle was involved in a road traffic collision, where two males fled the scene in The Henrys, Thatcham.

Investigating officers believe the car belonged to a nurse, who could not work or see to patients.

The first is white and aged between 16 and 18. He was wearing grey trousers.

The second is white and aged between 16 and 18. He was wearing dark trousers.

Police constable Matthew Tulett, based at Newbury Police Station, said: "I would like to talk to anyone who saw or heard what happened either in The Broadway on the Saturday night or in The Henrys on Sunday morning.

"If you think you know who the people described are, please get in touch with us.

"The vehicle was being used by a nurse, and this theft meant she was unable to work and care for patients.

"If you have information about the incident, please contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting the reference 43180223592.

"If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 500 111 or you can you can make a report online."