The Reading Chronicle has opened this online book of condolence to bring together tributes to David Wails.

David Wails was tragically killed in the knife terror attack in Forbury Gardens on Saturday June 20.

Anyone who would like to pay tribute or offer their condolences is invited to leave a message on this page. Please be respectful and only leave messages that show sensitivity. These are difficult times for the family and the community.

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Tributes to David Wails

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If you wish to leave a tribute for David Wails, victim of the Reading terror attack you can do so here. We welcome kind words and pictures.

So sad this kind, gentle, wonderful soul has been ripped from us. I hope wherever you are, Dave, that the beer is good xx

David Isherwood

Your lives were taken and you left a big hole in the hearts of the LGBT community may you RIP and fly high you will never be forgotten xx

Thomas Williams

A kind and gentle soul taken far too soon. One of my favourite punters Quiet, but always listening. And a wicked wit! Rest easy lil’ Dave.

A kind and gentle soul taken far too soon. One of my favourite punters Quiet, but always listening. And a wicked wit! Rest easy lil’ Dave.
Nick Elson

David was one of the first people to befriend me when I moved to Reading twenty years ago and remained a friend all these years. Such a peaceful soul. He will be missed.

Dan Fundrey

So sad to read the news about Dave. He was a housemate of mine in the 90s in York. He was a great listener, a good friend and a very peaceful and gentle person who wouldn’t have hurt anyone. RIP David Wails. 😢

Louise Morgan

So sorry this has happened Dave. Will miss our conversations at the bar, putting the world to rights and talking about technology. RIP Dave.

Neil Jarvis