HORRIFIED residents have spoken out after neighbours decorated the outside of their home with festive lights - in the shape of a penis.

The large light display appeared at the front of a home on Erleigh Road, Reading, on Sunday.

It is believed to have been erected by a group of students living in the house.

Stephen Bailey-Todd, 53, who lives nearby was in 'complete disbelief' when he spotted the display while out on a walk.

He said: "It was quite a shock to be honest. When you walk home you just don't expect to come face to face with an enormous penis on a wall.

"The lights were flashing and it is so in your face, you cannot help staring at it. I was in complete disbelief.

"I know young people like to have fun, but it's deeply offensive and shows a lack of respect.

The dad-of-one added: "I would hope that if they are students, their university or college takes some form of action against them.

"It's not the sort of thing you would want a child to see."

The display was put up only a short walk away from Reading University.