Berkshire

Man, 23, injured in suspected stabbing attack in Reading

Forensic officers at scene of suspected stabbing
Image caption Gun Street and Minster Street were closed to vehicles while investigations continued

A 23-year-old man has been seriously injured in an attack in Reading.

The victim was found outside the Purple Turtle bar in Gun Street in the early hours with what are believed to be stab wounds.

He was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital where he is in a stable condition, Thames Valley Police said.

Gun Street and Minster Street have been closed to vehicles. St Mary's Butt and Chain Street are closed to pedestrians while an investigation is carried out.

'Extra patrols'

Police are looking for anyone who was in the area between 03:30 BST and 04:00 who may have witnessed the incident or seen anyone acting suspiciously .

Det Ch Insp Matt Healey said the investigation to locate offenders was "progressing".

"While our investigation continues there will be a heightened police presence in the area.

"However, I would also like to reassure the public that extra patrols are in the area to address their concerns and we do not believe there to be a wider risk to the community."

Road closures continue to be in place and will remain for some time.

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