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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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