Man, 24, is stabbed to death on street near Reading as police launch murder probe


Man, 24, is stabbed to death on residential street near Reading as police launch murder probe

  • Man, 24, dies after being stabbed in the chest in Caversham, near Reading today
  • Victim died at the scene in Managua Close, police were called just before 1am
  • Police remain at the scene and will be conducting house-to-house enquiries  

A man has been stabbed to death in a residential street near Reading, prompting police to launch a murder investigation.  

Officers were called out to Managua Close in Caversham just before 1am this morning after a 24-year-old man was stabbed in the chest.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Thames Valley Police has launched a murder investigation, with officers remaining on the street as they carry out door-to-door enquiries.

Police remain at the scene of a murder in Managua Close, Caversham, this morning after a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death

Police were called out to the residential street at around 1am this morning after a man was stabbed in the chest

Police were called out to the residential street at around 1am this morning after a man was stabbed in the chest 

The victim’s next of kin have been informed and a murder investigation launched.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Nicola Douglas, said: ‘Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the man who has sadly lost his life.’

‘We are in the very early stages of this investigation and we will be working quickly and thoroughly in the community to find those responsible.

‘There will be a cordon in place and additional officers in the area and we will be starting house-to-house enquiries as part of this investigation.’

Det Insp Nicola Douglas added officers would be conducting house-to-house enquiries as part of the investigation.

Det Insp Nicola Douglas added officers would be conducting house-to-house enquiries as part of the investigation.

Det Insp Douglas added officers would be conducting house-to-house enquiries as part of the investigation.

She said: ‘If you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area around Managua Close, Nire Road or Ian Mikardo Way between 11pm yesterday and 1am today, please take a look at the footage and, if it captures anything unusual, please share that with us.

‘I can assure the community, we will be doing everything we can to find out exactly what has led to the death of the victim.

‘If you have concerns, there will be officers in the area so please feel free to approach them and they should be able to reassure you.

‘We would ask that speculation is kept off of social media, instead please report any information to police to help this investigation’. 

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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