Slough man denies murder after death at Reading Station

A Slough man has denied murdering a 24-year-old at Reading Station.

Thomas parker died following an attack on platform eight just before midnight on July 30.

Kirkpatrick Virgo, 42, of Whitby Road, Slough, admitted manslaughter and possession of an offensive weapon during an appearance at Reading Crown Court today (November 18).

He was previously charged with murder, to which he pleaded not guilty and he has been remanded in custody to face trial on March 20.

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Following his death, the family of Mr Parker said “he will always be in our hearts and minds”.

They wrote: “Tom was a very kind, thoughtful, and caring son. He was dedicated to his parents, brothers, grandparents, family and friends.

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“He was popular, loving, funny, and hardworking; he was the life and soul of the party. His kindness and thoughtfulness touched the lives of everyone who knew him.

“We cannot adequately express how deeply saddened and shaken we feel about his death.”

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