A man has been stabbed following disorder in Reading town centre. The stabbing occurred during a period of disorder in Reading town centre at around 3.20am this morning (March 26).
The disorder involved a group of men in the Gun Street area of Reading with traffic monitoring site INRIX previously stating that St Mary’s Butts was closed to traffic. One men in his twenties received a stab wound to the leg and he remains in hospital in a stable condition at this time.
The victim’s injuries are not thought to be life threatening. Officers were called to the scene and arrested four men for public order offences.
Thames Valley Police is investigating the incident and is trying to determine whether the disorder and the stabbing are linked. An increased presence of police officers may be visible in the area whilst investigations continue.
Detective Sergeant Ben Beasley of CID based in Reading, said: “We are carrying out a thorough investigation following this incident of disorder in which one man seems to have received a stab wound. We are keeping an open mind as to whether the public order and the stabbing are linked.
“Members of the public may see an increased police presence while we investigate this incident of disorder and the stabbing. We would ask anyone with information, mobile, dash-cam or CCTV footage of the incident to please come forward.
“Witnesses can provide information by calling 101 or through our online pages quoting the reference 0207 of 26032023. If you do not wish to speak to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and they will take your information 100% anonymously.”