1st July 2020

In_pictures In pictures: Reading park stabbing

In_pictures In pictures: Reading park stabbing

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Three people have died and three others were seriously injured in a multiple stabbing at a public park in Reading.

Emergency services were called to Forbury Gardens in the town at about 19:00 BST on Saturday.

Two air ambulances were photographed landing at another park nearby to ferry the injured to hospital.

Armed police officers raided a block of flats in the town hours after the attack and large parts of the town remain cordoned off.

A 25-year-old man from the town, arrested on suspicion of murder on Saturday, has been now been re-arrested under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000, Counter Terrorism Policing South East said.

Here are some images of the developments.

in_pictures Police tents in Forbury Gardens in Reading town centreImage copyright
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Blue tents have been erected in the park after the incident on Saturday evening

in_pictures Forensic police fly a drone at Forbury Gardens, in Reading town centreImage copyright
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And forensics police were seen in Forbury Gardens on Sunday

in_pictures Floral tributes are seen at a police cordon at the Abbey Gateway near Forbury Gardens park in ReadingImage copyright
AFP

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Floral tributes have been placed at the park railings

in_pictures A police cordon close to the scene where three people were stabbed in Forbury Gardens in Reading,Image copyright
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A number of police cordons remained in place around Reading on Sunday

in_pictures Police Chief Constable John Campbell speaks to the media at the entrance at Forbury Gardens in Reading town centreImage copyright
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Thames Valley Police’s chief constable John Campbell delivered a statement to the media at the entrance to Forbury Gardens on Sunday afternoon

in_pictures Emergency services vehicles outside Forbury GardensImage copyright
Steve Parsosn/PA wire

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Thames Valley Police launched its response after receiving calls at about 19:00 BST on Saturday

in_pictures Air ambulances in ReadingImage copyright
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Two air ambulances were photographed at King’s Meadow in Reading, a short distance from Forbury Gardens

in_pictures Friar Street in Reading on Saturday nightImage copyright
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Parts of Reading town centre were condoned off by Thames Valley Police

in_pictures Emergency services vehicles outside Forbury GardensImage copyright
Stve Parsons/PA wire

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Several ambulance crews attended the scene

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Steve parsons/Pa wire

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Armed police officers were later seen at a block of flats off Basingstoke Road in Reading

in_pictures Police officer stands guard at the gatehouse entrance to the parkImage copyright
AFP

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Police officers were stationed at all entrances to the park on Saturday night

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