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Reading stabbings suspect – what we know so far


A MAN has been arrested after a mass stabbing at a Reading park.

The suspect, who is thought to be Libyan, was arrested at the scene yesterday night.

Armed police officers at a block of flats off the Basingstoke Road in Reading after an incident at Forbury Gardens
PA:Press Association

The emergency services rushed to the scene at around 7pm
London News Pictures

Counter terrorism officers attended the scene, but the motive for the attack has not yet been confirmed.

It is not clear whether the suspect – who is now in custody – acted alone or with someone else, but as inquiries are ongoing more information will be available.

Three people were killed during the stabbing in Forbury Gardens in Reading’s town centre around 7pm yesterday night.

A distressing video on social media has shown four people on the floor, surrounded by witnesses and officers.

In the video, officers were seen giving CPR to the victims who were covered in blood.

One person can be heard shouting: “He’s still breathing”, while another, presumably a medic, is asking for a defibrillator.

Authorities have urged people not to share the shocking footage on social media, but contact police instead.

At least two people are being treated for knife wounds in hospital.

At least two air ambulances attended the scene
AP:Associated Press


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