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20 Jun 2020 | 08:21 PM UTC

UK: Ongoing security incident in Forbury Gardens (Reading) June 20

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Police have warned on an ongoing security incident in Forbury Gardens in Reading on June 20, reports indicate several people may have been stabbed; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/20/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/21/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION Forbury Gardens (Reading), Reading

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According to local media sources, several people have been stabbed in Reading's Forbury Gardens on Saturday, June 20, in what reports are saying might be a targeted attack. Thames Valley Police stated on Saturday at 20:20 (local time) that police officers are on the scene and investigating the incident. Details surrounding the incident are not clear at this time and further information is awaited. The area has been cordoned off and road closures surrounding the gardens are to be anticipated in the immediate term, along with a heightened security presence. Live updates on the incident can be followed here


Members in Reading are advised to avoid Forbury Gardens and anticipate disruptions to overland travel in the immediate term. Follow authority advice and maintain a heightened sense of situational awareness. Any suspicious activity should be reported immediately to local authorities. 


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