There is an ongoing mass stabbing at the Forbury Gardens Reading, about 12 persons have been reportedly stabbed. see Video & Pictures below..
Thames Valley police say they are dealing with a “serious incident” at Forbury park in Reading. Several reports on social media claim “multiple individuals” have been stabbed.
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Helicopter hovers over the Forbury Gardens, Reading where few people have been stabbed according to eyewitnesses.
There has been a two air ambulances and several police cars who have responded to a “serious incident” after multiple attacks involving knife welding people, it is believed to have been a kind of terrorist attack this evening at the Reading park.
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.
Police tweeted: “We are aware of reports of an incident in Forbury Gardens, Reading. Officers are on the scene and investigating the incident.”
Police says the force was “aware of reports of an incident in Forbury Gardens, Reading,” and said officers were investigating. -LBC
According to reports on social media suggest several air ambulances are at the scene.
Forbury Gardens is the site where Black Lives Matter protests have been taking place over recent weekends, though there is no suggestion that the incident is linked to any protests.
33-year-old Claire Gould who is a Freelance journalist living near the scene, revealed that 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.
One of the organisers of today’s Black Lives Matter demo in Reading has made a statement on Facebook
“I want to put this out for my family and friends so everyone knows myself and the organisers of the rally and everyone who attended today in support of BLM RDG are all of okay.
I have goosebumps knowing that this has happened only a few hours after we all peacefully came together today to talk about change and equality and it’s pretty heartbreaking that this day has been tarnished with violence.
Praying and hoping that the people attacked today and their families are going to be okay.
Thank you for everyone’s concerns. Will update more if/when I know anything. Love”