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Two people rushed to emergency unit after Reading stabbing

Two people have been rushed to hospital with stab wounds after being attacked in Reading town centre. The casualties were taken to the emergency unit of the Royal Berkshire Hospital for treatment after an incident in Forbury Gardens, a spokeswoman told the PA news agency. Two air ambulances and several police vehicles responded to the attack, with images on social media showing a significant police presence. Home Secretary Priti Patel tweeted that she was “deeply concerned” by reports of the incident. “My thoughts are with everyone involved, including police and emergency responders at the scene,” she added. It is understood Ms Patel is being kept updated on the situation. The leader of Reading Council Jason Brock tweeted: “Concerning reports from Reading town centre – please stay clear of the area as Police are dealing with a serious incident.”e in Reading following a serious incident earlier.

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