A man's been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a crash in Berkshire. Police were responding to an immediate domestic fear for welfare incident at an address in Purley Rise last night.
A black BMW travelling on the A329 Purley Rise, subsequently collided with two cyclists, a 30-year-old man from Tilehurst and a 39-year-old man from Reading, who both died at the scene.
The driver of the BMW, a 31-year-old man from Purley On Thames was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in police custody at this time. Thames Valley Police has referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
There is a significant amount of work ongoing with regards to the investigation and so it is difficult to give any further details at the moment. Our thoughts and sympathies at this time are with the two families who have been left absolutely devastated by the loss of their loved ones.
It is with great sadness that news of the tragic death of two Council employees reached us this morning. At this stage the Council has been asked by the police not to release the names of our colleagues until the formal identification process is complete. The thoughts of everyone at Reading Borough Council are obviously with their families at this sad time."
– Oscar Mortali, Head of Media Relations, Reading Borough Council