More time to quiz murder suspect over homeless death

Damian Whyte
Image caption Damian Whyte died of multiple stab wounds

Police have been given more time to question a second man arrested on suspicion of murder after a homeless man was found stabbed in Reading.

The body of Damian Whyte, 33, was discovered by a member of the public at View Island, Caversham, on Wednesday.

Police now have until 1600 GMT on Wednesday to charge or release a 27-year-old man from the Katesgrove area.

Earlier, Alan Levey, 35, of Southampton Street, Reading, appeared at Reading Crown Court charged with murder.

A post-mortem examination revealed Mr Whyte died from multiple stab wounds.

West Berkshire Magistrates' Court granted Thames Valley Police the custody extension to continue questioning the 27-year-old man.

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