UK: Reading stabbing attack declared a 'terrorist incident'; investigations continue

WION Web Team
Reading, UK Published: Jun 21, 2020, 04:08 PM(IST)

Reading stabbing attack Photograph:( AFP )

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Local media reports reveal that the suspect arrested by police is a Libyan national in his twenties.

During late evening of Saturday, as people were relaxing in Forbury Gardens, Reading, in the UK, a man went on a a stabbing rampage.

The stabbing attack, that killed three people and left at least three more injured, has now been declared as a terrorist incident by the Thames Valley Police.

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The local police authorities started the investigations without assuming this to be a terrorist incident. However, later investigations opened the possibility of a terrorism link.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, senior national coordinator for the Counter Terrorism Policing network, has declared the attack a terrorist incident, and Counter-Terrorism Policing South East will be taking over the investigation, Thames Valley police told the local media houses.

Local media reports reveal that the suspect arrested by police is a Libyan national in his twenties.

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