Three people were killed and three others injured seriously in an attack with a knife Saturday evening, June 20, in a park in Reading, west of London. However, the police does not currently track terrorist. A man of 25-year-old from the town was arrested on the scene for murder and placed in police custody, according to police of the Thames valley.
Police and rescue responded after receiving calls reporting that several people had been stabbed to Forbury Gardens, approximately 60 kilometres from the centre of the british capital. “The facts are not currently considered to be of a terrorist nature “nevertheless, the investigators “keep an open mind as to their motivation “ and work with the reinforcement of the anti-terrorist police, said in a press release the chief commissioner Ian Hunter.
Park filled out after an event ” Black lives matter “
Witnesses said a man had attacked several groups gathered in the park in the evening sun. “The park was full, a lot of people were sitting for a drink with friends when someone came in, suddenly shouted words, unintelligible and went towards a group of a dozen people, trying to attack them with a knife “told Lawrence Wort, a witness to the scene. “He stabbed three of them, severely in the neck and under the arms, and then he turned around and started running towards me, it turned and started to run “, explained what sports coach for 20 years. “When he realized that he could not catch up with us, he was able to reach a person at the back of the neck, and when he saw that everyone began to run, it is party in the park “, he told. The police called on internet users not to share images of the scene that circulated on social networks, but rather to communicate to the investigators.
The incident occurred in the vicinity of the place where earlier in the day had held a demonstration of the anti-racism movement “Black lives matter “but the organizers as well as the police believed that there was no link. The incident occurred three hours after the end of the event. And none of the people who took part in the event has not been affected, said an organizer, Nieema Hassan in a video on the social networks. “We were gone when it happened. “
The incident occurred in the vicinity of the place where earlier in the day had held a demonstration of the anti-racism movement “Black lives matter “but the organizers as well as the police believed that there was no link. The incident occurred three hours after the end of the event, according to police. None of the people who took part in the event has not been affected, said an organizer, Nieema Hassan in a video on the social networks. “We were gone when it happened. “
Political emotion after this third attack in a few months
Prime minister Boris Johnson has sent his “thoughts to all those who have been affected by the terrible events of Reading “ in a tweet thanking the emergency services.
While the interior minister Priti Patel said it was “deeply concerned “, also on Twitter. It is that the United Kingdom has already experienced two attacks called terrorists in recent months. At the end of November, a jihadist on parole killed two people in the heart of London. The assailant, who was wearing an explosive vest fake, was shot dead by the police on the bridge from London Bridge. On 2 February, three people were injured with a knife during an attack “nature of islamic “ according to the police in a shopping street in south London. The assailant, already convicted of terrorist crimes, had been killed by the police.