Reading knife attack: Counter-terrorism police charge man with three murders.
A man has been charged after three men died and several others were injured in a knife attack in Reading, England.
Khairi Saadallah, 25, of Basingstoke Road, Reading, was charged with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder, Thames Valley Police said.
Teacher James Furlong, 36, and his friends David Wails and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett died after the incident in the Berkshire town’s Forbury Gardens shortly before 7pm on June 20.
Mr Saadallah is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
A further three people were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries and have since been released from hospital.
The attack was declared as a terrorism incident by Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, senior national co-ordinator for Britain’s Counter Terrorism Policing.
A vigil in memory of the victims was held in Reading at 7pm last night, marking a week since the deadly attack. British Home Secretary Priti Patel was among those who attended the service.
Candles and flowers were left at Market Place, Reading, in memory of the three victims.
On Friday, police confirmed that post-mortem examinations showed each man died from single stab wounds.