LIVE UPDATES: Follow news from the scene as it happens as major 999 operation continues in Reading amid 'multiple stabbing' reports

THE Home Secretary Priti Patel has taken to Twitter to express her concerns following the major incident in Reading. 

She tweeted: "Deeply concerned to hear reports of an incident in Reading."


She continued: "My thoughts are with everyone involved, including police and emergency responders at the scene."

She is amongst other national figures and celebrities who have also responded to the incident on social media including Piers Morgan and councillor Adele Barnett-Ward.