A man has been charged with five counts of shoplifting from an opticians.

Luke Pearson, aged 29, of no fixed abode, was charged on Monday, November 6, with five counts of shoplifting.

The charges are in connection with various incidents of shoplifting occurring between October 19 and November 5 from Vision Express, Broad Street.

It follows a Thames Valley Police investigation.

Pearson is due to appear at Reading Magistrates Court on December 20.