A MAN has appeared in court on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and possessing a firearm following an incident outside Reading Coroner's Court on Friday (November 22).

Trei Raheem Osei, 22, of Basingstoke Road, Reading, appeared at Reading Magistrate's Court on Monday, November 25, and has been remanded in custody to appear at Crown Court on December 23.

He was charged with one count of assault by beating of an emergency worker, one count of possession of a prohibited weapon (disguised firearm) and one count of causing criminal damage to property valued under £5,000.

It comes after a swarm of police officers attended an incident in Reading town centre following the conclusion of an inquest into the death of Aston Mclean Williams, who died after being hit by a police car during a chase in 2014.

A large police presence could be seen in Friar Street on Friday night as they attempted to control a crowd of people outside the Coroner's Office.