Reading Station: Arrest made after man dies at station

A man from Slough has been arrested after a ‘needless act of violence’ resulted in the death of a man at Reading Station.

Police closed off the transport hub in the early hours of Sunday, July 31, after being called to a report of an injured man just at 11.43pm the day before. 

Emergency services were unable to help the man, 24, from Reading when they arrived at the station and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed and are being looked after by trained officers. 

Following the incident, police arrested a 42-year-old man from Slough on suspicion of murder.

He remains in custody this morning.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Langley said: “This is a needless act of violence which has resulted in the tragic loss of a man’s life. Officers were quickly able to make an arrest at the scene and a man remains in custody this morning.

“While we are still in the very early stages of our investigation, we believe the men had an altercation on board a train before the victim was assaulted on platform eight.   

“Witnesses will be crucial in helping us piece together exactly what happened last night, and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident or the moments before it to contact us as soon as possible.

“Please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 665 of 30/07/22. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

 

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