Terror police charge man with murder after Reading attack

A man has been charged after three men died and several others were injured in a knife attack in Reading.

Khairi Saadallah, 25, of Basingstoke Road, Reading, was charged with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder, Thames Valley Police said.

Forbury Gardens incident
Joe Ritchie-Bennett, James Furlong and David Wails (Thames Valley Police)

James Furlong, 36, and his friends David Wails and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett died after the incident in the Berkshire town’s Forbury Gardens shortly before 7pm on June 20.

Saadallah is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

A further three people were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries and have since been released from hospital.

Forbury Gardens incident
Khairi Saadallah (Facebook)

The attack was declared as a terrorism incident by Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, senior national co-ordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing, and Counter Terrorism Policing South East continues to lead the investigation.

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