Two air ambulances and several police cars have responded to a “serious incident” after multiple people are believed to have been knifed this evening. A distressing video on social media shows what appears to be victims of the attack. Witnesses and police were seen performing CPR on the possible stabbing victims.
A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police tweeted: “We are aware of reports of an incident in Forbury Gardens, Reading.
“Officers are on the scene and investigating the incident.”
Freelance journalist Claire Gould, 33, who lives near the scene, told PA she saw the emergency vehicles 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.
Leader of Reading Borough Council Jason Brock tweeted: “Concerning reports from Reading town centre – please stay clear of the area as Police are dealing with a serious incident. Reading Council are in touch with the emergency services and will support them as necessary.”
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