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Multiple people are reportedly stabbed in Reading park as police and air ambulance rush to scene 

Multiple people are reportedly stabbed in Reading park as police and air ambulance rush to scene

  • Incident took place in Forbury Gardens in Reading’s town centre 
  • Video posted on social media showed four wounded people lying on grass 
  • They were being treated and one seen being given CPR by police officers
  • Two air ambulances and several police cars have responded to the incident 

Multiple people have been stabbed in a Reading park, leading to police and paramedics rushing to the scene.

The incident is thought to have taken place in Forbury Gardens in Reading’s town centre. 

A distressing video posted on social media showed four wounded people lying on grass as officers gave them CPR. 

Two air ambulances and several police cars have responded to the incident.

Forbury Gardens is the site Black Lives Matter protests which have taken place over recent weekends. 

There is no suggestion the incident is linked to any of the protests.  

Multiple people have reportedly been stabbed in Forbury Gardens, Reading, leading to police and paramedics rushing to the scene

Freelance journalist Claire Gould, 33, who lives near the scene, said she saw the air ambulances land on the nearby Kings Meadow as a police helicopter circled overhead.

She described hearing lots of sirens and said surrounding roads and a retail park had been cordoned off by officers.

Thames Valley Police said on Twitter: ‘We are aware of reports of an incident in Forbury Gardens, Reading.

‘Officers are on the scene and investigating the incident.’

The leader of Reading Council, Jason Brock, urged people to stay away from the town centre.    

More to follow.  

A distressing video posted on social media showed four wounded people on the ground surrounded by officers in Forbury Gardens in Reading's town centre

A distressing video posted on social media showed four wounded people on the ground surrounded by officers in Forbury Gardens in Reading’s town centre



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