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Council condemns attack in Reading

Published: Monday, 22nd June 2020

Following the attack in Reading on Saturday, the leader of the council, Councillor Andrew Johnson and managing director, Duncan Sharkey, have released a statement on behalf of the Royal Borough.

“We, along with our residents, stand with our Berkshire unitary partners and the country in condemning the horrendous attack in Reading. 

“Our thoughts go to the family and friends of those tragically killed and those who have been injured in this senseless attack and all those affected by the traumatic scenes. They were enjoying their local park which has become more important than ever as we come out of lockdown. 

“Reading is our neighbour and we have reached out to our colleagues there and offered to help in any way we can as they lead their communities through this tragedy.

“We should be proud of Thames Valley Police, especially the bravery of the arresting police officer acting alone, and all those who acted so swiftly."

We stand united with colleagues in Reading and we offer our heartfelt condolences to all those affected. We will be observing a minute’s silence at 10am this morning. To maintain social distancing we’d ask you to mark this in your homes.

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