Forbury Gardens: Police dealing with ‘severe occurrence’ in Reading park

Derrick Santistevan

Police are dealing with an “serious incident” at a park in Reading.

Reports on social media claim “multiple people” have actually been stabbed.

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.”

Forbury Gardens. Picture: Google Street View

Police have actually sealed a big location around the scene, while regional councillors have actually prompted people to keep away after the occurrence was reported around 7.30 pm.

The leader of Reading Council, Councillor Jason Brock, tweeted: “Concerning reports from Reading town centre – please stay clear of the area as Police are dealing with a serious incident.”

A tranquil Black Lives Matter demonstration took location at the park earlier today. There is no recommendation that the occurrence is connected to any demonstrations.

Freelance reporter Claire Gould, 33, who lives near the scene, informed the PA news company she saw the emergency situation air ambulance vehicles arrive at the neighboring Kings Meadow as a police helicopter circled around overhead.

She explained hearing great deals of sirens and stated surrounding roadways and a retail park had actually been cordoned off by officers.

Home Secretary Priti Patel tweeted: “Deeply concerned to hear reports of an incident in Reading. My thoughts are with everyone involved, including police and emergency responders at the scene.”

Witness Poornima Ravindran tweeted: “Walking back from the grocery run from Tesco napier road and saw emergency services performing CPR on someone in forbury gardens . I counted 4 squad cars arrive followed by police vehicle and ambulance. What’s happening!!!”

Councillor Adele Barnett-Ward tweeted: “Extremely worrying news coming in about a major occurrence in Forbury Gardens #Rdg #rdguk.

” Please avoid the location so emergency situation services can do their tasks. My ideas are with everybody impacted.”

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