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SJW
May 7th, 2005, 04:11 PM
Arrests after girl killed in park

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41120000/gif/_41120285_reading_tilehurst_road.gif The second victim was found wandering nearby in Tilehurst Road

Three men have been arrested after a 16-year-old girl was killed in a gun and knife attack in a town park.

Another girl is in a serious condition in hospital after the "horrendous" attack in the early hours of Saturday in the area of Prospect Park, Reading.

The three men, who are all from London and aged in their 20s, were arrested early on Saturday morning.

Officers say they are keeping an open mind on any motive and would not say if the men were known to the girls.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/shared/img/o.gifhttp://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/img/v3/start_quote_rb.gif This is a rare and terrible crime and we need your help to find out who is responsible http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/img/v3/end_quote_rb.gif


Det Supt Mark Warwick



The second victim, who is 18, is a friend of the dead girl. She asked for help from a passer-by close to the park at about 0530 BST.

Officers then found the body of the dead girl in the park.

The 18-year-old is in a "serious but stable" condition. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Det Supt Mark Warwick, senior investigating officer, told reporters that both victims suffered a "knife and firearm attack" but declined to give further information.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41120000/jpg/_41120249_pathandtape203.jpg Several officers were protecting the crime scene during Saturday

He said: "Firstly I must express my deepest sympathy to the family of the young girl who tragically died this morning.

"We are trying to piece together exactly what happened and would urge anyone who saw what happened or who has information to come forward immediately.

"This is a rare and terrible crime and we need your help to find out who is responsible."

A large area of the park centred on a playground and tennis court has been sealed off, with a white tent close to an area of woodland.

A police cordon extends several hundred metres away to a pub called the Mansion House. Officers took CCTV footage from the pub, its deputy manager said. A post-mortem examination on the dead girl has yet to be carried out.

James
May 7th, 2005, 04:16 PM
Tragic story. :sad:

gentenaire
May 7th, 2005, 04:27 PM
That's terrible! :sad:

"A large area of the park centred on a playground and tennis court "

:eek:

Do you walk there a lot, SJW?

SJW
May 7th, 2005, 04:33 PM
That's terrible! :sad:

"A large area of the park centred on a playground and tennis court "

:eek:

Do you walk there a lot, SJW?

walk? me? :o

but when i was younger i always used to play in the playground. and i had one of my birthday parties at the Mansion House when i was like 5 or 6 maybe. its horrible that someone could murder someone, but especially in a place like that. i mean its a saturday and the sun is out, all the kids will wanna go to the park. i hate the culture England is slipping into. the murderer(s) could even have walked past my house.

skanky~skanketta
May 7th, 2005, 04:54 PM
i'm glad it isn't u saz!:hug:

Cam'ron Giles
May 7th, 2005, 07:24 PM
Damn babe...Glad it aint you...makes me wonder how the fuck we would know if something happens to some of our board friends...:sad:

tennislover
May 7th, 2005, 09:06 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :scared: :scared: :scared:

JenFan75
May 7th, 2005, 09:12 PM
:sad:

flyingmachine
May 7th, 2005, 10:31 PM
:sad: :scared:
To SJW: :hug:

Cam'ron Giles
May 7th, 2005, 11:06 PM
i'm glad it isn't u saz!:hug:

Hey babe...re: the rep point comment...No, you need to cum see me...;)

Cariaoke
May 8th, 2005, 12:38 AM
Aww, glad it wasn't you :kiss: but I feel awful for those girl's families. :sad:

SJW
May 8th, 2005, 02:25 AM
drove past the scene on my way out tonight. everything is fucking sectioned off. diversions everywhere. police and fire engines everywhere too. police tape is surrounding the WHOLE park (bear in mind its a few miles in diameter). surreal. i hope to god when they release the name, i dont know the girl.

CondiLicious
May 9th, 2005, 04:06 PM
I'm watching about this on the news. It's so terrible what happened. :sad: Did you know her, Sarah?

jimbo mack
May 9th, 2005, 04:17 PM
i read this on telestext news

i have been to reading a couple of times in the last one and a half years, i have a friend studying music at the university there

its horrible when there's a murder in your home town. :sad: