Scours Lane stabbing: Man rearrested on suspicion of attempted murder

POLICE have re-arrested a man after a stabbing took place next to the River Thames in Reading

At 11pm on Sunday, August 16, a woman her 40s was stabbed in Scours Lane.

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During the knife attack, she sustained a stab wound injury and was taken to the hospital. 

She has been discharged following treatment. 

Police have still cordoned off Scours Lane whilst investigations are carried out.

A 57-year-old man from Reading was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on the same day of the attack and released on conditional bail.

Today he has been re-arrested on suspicion of attempted murder due to new evidence coming to light.

He remains in police custody.

Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Guy Elkins, of Reading police station, said: “Officers have re-arrested a 57-year-old man in connection with this incident following new evidence.

“He currently remains in police custody while the investigation continues.

“I would again like to appeal to anyone who has any information on this incident to speak to police.

“You can do this by calling Thames Valley Police on 101, or making a report online. You can also call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 for 100% anonymity. Please quote reference 43200255635 when making any reports.”

Reading Chronicle