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Appeal for witnesses following stabbing in Reading

Alert message sent 08/11/2018 14:16:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a stabbing in Reading.

At around 10.20pm last night (7/11), a 15-year-old boy was riding his bicycle along Waylen Street.

He was confronted by four boys, one of whom stabbed him.

The victim was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers are investigating this incident and a 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

He remains in police custody at this time.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Dave Turton of Force CID based at Reading police station, said: “We are carrying out a thorough investigation into this incident.

“At this stage we do not believe that this was a random attack and that the victim and the offender are known to each other.

“We are asking anyone who may have CCTV of dash-cam footage of the incident or has witnessed this incident to come forward.

“As we continue to investigate this incident members of the public will see an increased police presence and extra patrols will be carried out in the area.”

Anyone with information should call 101 or can go to our website quoting reference 43180340980. 

Or if you wish to report anonymously you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 55 111.

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Liz Herbert (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Reading LPA)

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