THE once-bustling streets of Reading have turned into a place of solemn reflection since three men were killed in Saturday's terror stabbings by a lone attacker.

Outside Wokingham school The Holt, where victim James Furlong worked as a history teacher, students and staff - not currently attending classes due to lockdown - wiped away tears as they left flowers and messages for the 36-year-old, who had been described as 'kind and gentle'.


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Touching pictures show tributes also being placed at the scene of the attack in Forbury Gardens.

What should have been a sunny Saturday evening in the popular park soon took a horrific turn, and has now become a place of tributes and remembrance, overlooked by the iconic Forbury lion statue, which has since become synonymous with the town's strength in the face of this tragedy - with the image being shared widely across social media.

The two other victims have recently been named as Joe Ritchie-Bennett, 39 and David Wails.

As the town comes to terms with the loss and the shock, locals have shown their support in the minute's silence which was held today for the three men, and a display of solidarity with the sea of flowers which have been laid at the two scenes.