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Appeal for information following incident of grievous bodily harm in Reading


Police are appealing for information following an incident of grievous bodily harm in Reading.

At around 12.45am today (16/8) an altercation took place between two men at a property in Westwood Road, Reading.

The victim, a man in his twenties, sustained stab wounds to his body. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

No arrests have been made.

Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Alice Broad, based at Newbury police station said: “I am appealing for anyone with information about this incident, or who saw what happened, to please come forward.

“I would like to reassure the local community that we believe this to be an isolated incident and that there isn’t a threat to the wider community.

“There is a scene watch in place in Westwood Road and the road remains closed at this time.

“Officers will be in the local area conducting enquiries, please approach them if you have any questions.

“Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101, or making a report online, quoting reference 43200254730.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online or by calling 0800 555 111.”


Update: A 20-year-old man from Reading has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody.