BBC confirms fatal stabbing in Nightingales, Newbury this evening (not Greenham)

UPDATE: 06:28am Thursday: Thames Valley Police announced at 00.19am:

Thames Valley Police has arrested a man on suspicion of murder after the death of a man in Newbury yesterday evening (19/06).

Officers were called to an address in The Nightingales, Newbury, by South Central Ambulance Service who was attending following a report of a seriously injured man. The man, who had been the victim of a serious assault, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested near the scene on suspicion of murder. He is currently in police custody.

Det Ch Insp Ian Hunter said: “A thorough search of the area lead to the arrest of the suspect who is now in police custody. I would like to reassure the public that we believe this to be an isolated incident.”

Supt Robin Rickard, LPA Commander – West Berkshire, said “We would like to thank the public for their cooperation during our investigation. Incidents such as these, while rare, can be distressing and disruptive to the local community.

“Our neighbourhood policing teams will be carrying out extra patrols in the area to address any concerns residents may have a provide reassurance.”

UPDATE 10:39pm: The police helicopter appears to have left us.

UPDATE 10:30pm: The police helicopter began circling again around 20 minutes ago and is still circling.

UPDATE 9.42pm: BBC confirm fatal stabbing:

A man has died following a “serious assault” in Berkshire, police say.

He was found seriously injured at The Nightingales, Newbury and was later pronounced dead at the scene on Wednesday evening.

Thames Valley Police launched a murder investigation and said it believed the assault was “an isolated incident”.

Det Ch Insp Ian Hunter said a search of the area was under way. Anyone with information is urged to contact the force.

Note: The Nightingales is in Newbury, not Greenham. The parish boundary is Pyle Hill, which is east of the Nightingales.

heliHere’s my photo of the police helicopter circling Greenham/Newbury this evening. It flew round for over an hour between 7.10pm and about 8.20pm.

Meanwhile, it is apparent that a number of police vehicles have been attending an incident, which appears to be major. You can see the Twitter rumours yourself here.

@NewburyToday have tweeted the following (newest at top):


3 thoughts on “BBC confirms fatal stabbing in Nightingales, Newbury this evening (not Greenham)

  1. Pingback: Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #331 | Democratic Underground Fan Site

    • You are missing the fact that Liberal Democrat Voice devise and publish their “Golden Dozen” – not me. And you are missing the fact that Liberal Democrat Voice states above the Golden Dozen that it features “the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (16-22 June, 2013)”. So I could write a post about the inside of my biscuit tin – if enough people click on it on then it would get into the Golden Dozen. And you are missing the fact that acts of stabbing are a public policy matter which are therefore intrinsically linked with politics by virtue of being a matter covered by laws laid down by parliament.

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