Three people have died in what is believed to have been a terror-related incident in Reading.
One person has been arrested the early indications are the incident was terrorism.
There have been three fatalities, but this has not been confirmed by police or emergency services.
The Press Association is reporting that the arrested man is Libyan.
Thames Valley Police said: “Police attended at around 7pm along with other emergency services. Officers arrested a man at the scene who is now in police custody.
“A number of people sustained injuries and were taken to hospital.
“A police cordon is in place in Forbury Gardens as officers investigate. We are asking the public to avoid the area at this time.”
A number of people sustained injuries and were taken to hospital.— Thames Valley Police (@ThamesVP) June 20, 2020
A police cordon is in place in Forbury Gardens as officers investigate.
We are asking the public to avoid the area at this time.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “My thoughts are with all of those affected by the appalling incident in Reading and my thanks to the emergency services on the scene.”
A peaceful Black Lives Matter protest took place at the park earlier today.
BLM organisers said the violence was not connected to the protest.
Nieema Hassan said in a video message posted to Facebook: “They were very peaceful and we worked with the police liaison.
“In terms of the protest and the people who attended from Black Lives Matter, we’re all safe. None of us are affected. We had all left by the time this happened.”