Man arrested after stabbing

Detectives investigating a stabbing in Reading have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder.

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Police still seek witnesses after stabbing

Police continue to appeal for anyone who was in the area of Gun Steet around 3.30am to 4am last Wednesday that may have witnessed the incident, or with any information that assists investigations, to come forward.

If you have any information please contact Det Insp Sue Upton via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101quoting URN 489 of 31/7.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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Police attend serious incident

Thames Valley Police have been called to an incident in Reading where a man has injuries believed to be caused by stabbing.

The victim was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital where he is currently receiving treatment and is in a serious but stable condition.

The incident took place in the Gun Street and Minster Street area, Reading, at 3.45am this morning.

Currently, Gun Street and Minster Street are closed to traffic and pedestrians.

Thames Valley Police is working together with local authorities to minimise disruption to the public.

The investigation is currently at a very early stage and we are in the process of establishing what has happened to the victim. Our main focus is locating those responsible.

We understand this has involved disruption and road closures to parts of Reading town centre, however, this is a critical part of the investigation and we ask for the public’s understanding while this investigation takes place.”

– Matt Healey, Detective Chief Inspector, Thames Valley Police

Diversions in Central Reading

Minster Street, Gun Street and the southbound side of St. Mary's Butts are currently closed due to a Police incident.

If you normally catch a 17 to Tilehurst or the London Bridge Park and Ride from Minster Street please use the previous bus stop in King's Road opposite the Library.

Services 9, 19, 19a, 20, 20a and 21 coming towards Central Reading are being diverted via Crown Street and Southampton Street. They are unable to serve the London Street or Duke Street bus stops but will stop at Crown Street (Southampton Street) and Bridge Street bus stops instead.

It is still unclear when roads are likely to re-open.

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