Murder investigation after boy 13 stabbed to death in Reading

Thames Valley Police have launched a murder investigation after a boy aged 13 was stabbed to death in Reading.

Police received reports of a knife attack in Bugs Bottom fields in the Emmer Green area of Reading at 3.50pm on Sunday.

Sadly the teenager who has not yet been named died of his injuries at the Scene.

Specially trained police officers are supporting the family however a formal identification process has not yet taken place.

No one has been arrested in relation to the murder and officers from the Major Crime Unit are dealing with the fast-moving and dynamic investigation.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Kevin Brown, head of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: “This is a fast-moving and dynamic investigation, which is ongoing.

“We are in the very early stages of this investigation, but we believe that the victim was attacked by two or three males, who made off after the incident in the direction of Hunters Chase.