Tilehurst stabbing leads to road closures

A STABBING in Tilehurst has led to police seeking witnesses.

The incident took place at around 12.45am this morning in a property on Westwood Road, Tilehurst, Reading, when two men were involved in an altercation.

Police reported that a man in his twenties was stabbed multiple times in the body.

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He was soon after rushed to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

The road was cordoned off to motorists following the incident, and currently remains closed.

No arrests have been made so far.

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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.

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“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.”

Reading Chronicle