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27/06/2020 18:55 BST | Updated 28/06/2020 10:36 BST

Reading Attack Suspect Charged With Murder

A 25-year-old man has been charged with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

A man has been charged with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder in the Reading stabbing attack on June 20, police said.

Khairi Saadallah, 25, was arrested following the fatal stabbing of friends James Furlong, 36, Joe Ritchie-Bennett, 39, and David Wails, 49, in Forbury Gardens in Reading’s town centre. Several others were injured in the attack. 

He has been charged with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder, Thames Valley Police said.

He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on June 29.

The charge comes as the family of one of the three men killed praised police for their “remarkable bravery” ahead of a vigil in memory of the victims.

Reading Borough Council is to hold a vigil at 7pm on Saturday in memory of the friends, marking a week since the deadly attack.

Furlong’s family said: “We would like to start by thanking the police for their ongoing help, including their remarkable bravery. They have been a pillar of support.