THREE people were killed and more injured in a terror attack in Forbury Gardens, Reading, on Saturday.

Here is a timeline of the terror attack.


Saturday, June 20

- Around 6.45pm: Witnesses say a lone attacker with a knife targeted a group of people in Forbury Gardens near Reading town centre.

- 6.56pm: First emergency call is made to Thames Valley Police. Chief Constable John Campbell said officers arrested a man within five minutes of the call.

- Just before 10pm: Police ask members of the public not to share the graphic images or videos of the incident that are circulating on social media during the evening.

- 10.38pm: A security source tells the PA news agency that the incident is suspected to be terror-related and that the man arrested is Libyan.

- 10.56pm: Thames Valley Police says there is "no indication" the incident is linked to the Black Lives Matter protest that took place earlier in the day.

- After 11pm: Several armed police officers are seen going into a block of flats off Basingstoke Road in Reading.

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Sunday, June 21

- Around 1.30am: Thames Valley Police confirms three people have died and another three are seriously injured.

The force confirms a 25-year-old man is under arrest on suspicion of murder.

- 8.30am The incident is declared as terrorism, the head of counter terrorism policing, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu says, this is not made public until after 11am when Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) says it has taken over the incident.

- 9am: Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds meeting with security officials, police and senior ministers in Downing Street.

- Just after 12pm: Mr Basu says there is nothing to suggest anyone else was involved in the attack and confirms it was not associated in any way with the Black Lives Matter protest in Reading earlier on Saturday.

- After 1pm: Suspect is understood by PA to be named Khairi Saadallah.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is "appalled and sickened" and pledges "we will not hesitate to take action" if there are lessons to be learned.

- 4: 55pm: One of the victims in the Reading terror attack is named by The Holt School in Wokingham as James Furlong, its head of history and government and politics.

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- 19.06: The suspect is re-arrested under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000, Counter Terrorism Policing South East announce.

- 20.25: Mr Furlong's family releases a statement through Thames Valley Police in which his parents describe him as "the best son, brother, uncle and partner you could wish for". They add: "We are thankful for the memories he gave us all. We will never forget him and he will live in our hearts forever." They request privacy to grieve in peace.

Monday, June 22

- 10am: A two minute silence is held in Reading to remember those who were killed in Saturday's events and the town flag is flown at half-mast as a mark of respect.

The Holt School in Wokingham where James Furlong was a teacher also fall silent and mourners laid bouquets of flowers at the school gates.

- The second victim of the terror attack is named as Joe Ritchie-Bennett. Speaking to Eyewitness News, his father Robert Ritchie said: "The family is heartbroken they have lost their brilliant and loving son. This was senseless."

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- Around 11am a vigil is held at Abbey Gate with key figures such as Home Secretary Priti Patel, MP Alok Sharma and MP Matt Rodda in attendance. Priti Patel urged the public to remain ‘vigilant’ and ‘alert’ speaking to press shortly before her meeting.

- Shortly after 4pm the third victim was named locally as David Wails a senior scientist for chemical company Johnson Matthey - which has a site in Sonning Common, Reading.