TVP Roads Policing have since tweeted explaining the moped was not stolen but the number plate had been cloned from one that has been. 

The vehicle has still been siezed. 

A STOLEN moped has been found in Tilehurst thanks to help from a "bounty hunter".

The moped was found in Devonshire Gardens by the Thames Valley Police Roads Policing team, today (February 11).

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The force thanked a vigilante on Twitter called "UK Bounty Hunter" — who describes themselves as "an Accredited International Auto-Crime Repatriations Investigator" — for information which led to the find.

Police tweeted: "Vehicle in the process of being recovered, where one happy owner will be reunited with it."