Five teenagers arrested after boy, 13, stabbed to death in Reading

Four boys and a girl have been arrested by police investigating the fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old boy.

Thames Valley Police said the teenagers, aged 13 and 14, are being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder after the incident in Reading.

Officers were called just before 4pm on Sunday following reports of a stabbing in Bugs Bottom fields, Emmer Green.

The boy died at the scene and he has not yet been formally identified.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Kevin Brown, head of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: “This remains a very active investigation and a large scene-watch remains in place.

“We have arrested five young people in connection with this tragic incident, but I would urge anybody who has any information surrounding what happened yesterday to please make contact with Thames Valley Police.”

Earlier Det Spt Brown said the area was popular with dog walkers and he believed there would be witnesses.

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

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