Police have released images of two people they want to talk to after attempted burglaries and a brutal break-in during which a 63-year-old woman was threatened.

The incidents happened on Tuesday, July 16.

A group of men tried to break into homes in Lascelles Road and Westgate Crescent, Slough between 10.35pm and 11 pm - but were disrupted by a burglar alarm at the first property and by a neighbour at the second.

The group then travelled to a property in Chiltern Crescent in Earley and at about 11.55pm smashed the glass of a front door to get in.

Two men - one of whom was holding a screwdriver - woke a 68-year-old man in his bed.

The victim’s wife, a 63-year-old woman, was then brought into the room by two other men who made threats of violence.

The group then stole a large amount of Asian gold from the property before leaving the scene.

It is believed the offenders were travelling in a silver Audi A3.

None of the victims were hurt.

Asian gold is often given as wedding presents in the Asian community and passed down through generations - burglars have been increasingly targeting homes where they believe it can be found in recent years.

More than £140m worth of Asian gold jewellery has been stolen in the UK over the past five years with nearly 28,000 thefts of Asian gold recorded in the UK since 2013.

Case investigator Wushma Qureshi, based at Slough police station, is investigating the recent incidents in Slough and Earley. He hopes people will study the newly released images.

He said: “This is a very distressing series of aggravated and attempted burglaries occurring on the same evening.

“I would like to speak to the two people in these images, as I believe that they could have vital information relating to this incident.

“If you recognise these people or have any information which you think could be relevant to our investigation, please call us on 101, quoting reference number 43190217508.”

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or make a report online.