21 Jun 2020

Reading stabbing: Schoolteacher James Furlong named as first victim in the ‘terrorist incident’ that killed three


It was early on Saturday evening when reports of an attack in a park in Reading began to come in. Then the flood of gruesome images and reports on social media followed.

Today we know that a teacher, described as inspirational and two other people are dead. Three more were injured in a stabbing.

Police say it was an isolated incident but it is being treated as a ‘terrorist incident’. Khairi Saadallah, a 25-year-old Libyan national, is in custody on suspicion of murder.