A distraught Reading mum has released a plea for information of the whereabouts of her seven-year-old son's motocross bike after it was stolen from their home in Tilehurst.

The burglary occurred on March 25 around 11:20 am from a property on Teviot Road, Tilehurst.

It has been described as an orange, blue, and white KTM 65 motocross bike with the name Roman and the race number 39 printed in graphics on the side.

The Reading mum, Crystal Townsend said: “I am desperate to recover it, my son is so sad as this is his hobby which he engages in every weekend at tracks.

“I would like to appeal to the public for any information of the whereabouts of this little bike.”

Thames Valley Police have begun a criminal investigation into this theft and two people have now been arrested.

A spokesman from Thames Valley Police said: "A 19-year-old woman from Reading was arrested and released on police bail until 13 June.

"Meanwhile, Jamie Allen, aged 21, of Lyndhurst Road, Reading, was charged with burglary and was due at Reading Magistrates’ Court on 30 March."