Eagle Radio {%endif%}

Eagle Radio

www.eagleradio.co.uk

{%endif%}
Step One Finance sponsors Eagle Radio local news

Farnborough police issue reassurance following Reading attack

3 minute read
Farnborough police issue reassurance following Reading attack

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 5:14pm 21st June 2020. (Updated at 5:27pm 21st June 2020)

Police in our area are reassuring the community after three people were killed in a park in Reading - in what is being treated as a terror attack.

Thames Valley Police have confirmed it has been declared a "terrorism incident" and that a murder investigation has been launched.

It comes after reports of a stabbing in Forbury Gardens in the town, before 7pm last night.

Three people have died with others suffering injuries.

Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, John Campbell, said he was not able to give any further information about the man detained:

"I am not in a position to talk about the man who has been arrested or give any further details about this case as this is a live Counter Terrorism investigation.

"It is really important that we do not compromise the investigation in the interest of seeking justice for the victims."

In response to the attack, Farnborough police have today posted on their Facebook page, reassuring the community, while describing it as a "tragic incident".

The post said Hampshire is looking at its patrol plans and officers are being asked to pay attention to open spaces.

It goes on to say "there is absolutely nothing to suggest this was anything more than an isolated incident" and that there is "no known risk to Farnborough beyond the normal." 

The post in full:

"This is just a brief post to reflect on the tragic incident in Reading yesterday. 

"I think it feels more personal when a tragedy like this happens relatively close to our own community. 

"The latest information from Reading is that it is being treated as a terrorist incident. 

"I just wanted to assure you all that Hampshire is looking at its patrol plans and our local beat teams and Response and Patrol colleagues are being asked to pay attention to open spaces.

"I also want to say that there is absolutely nothing to suggest this was anything more than an isolated incident and there is no known risk to Farnborough beyond the normal but we do not want to be complacent. 

"Stay safe and if you see anything suspicious or concerning call us."