A VIGIL will be held on Saturday in memory of the three men killed in the Reading terror attack last week.

David Wails, Joseph Ritchie-Bennett and James Furlong died after the multiple stabbing in Forbury Gardens shortly before 7pm on June 20.

Reading Borough Council will hold a vigil at 7pm tonight in memory of the three men, marking a week since the deadly attack.

The vigil, which will be streamed online on the council's Facebook page, will include the lighting of a remembrance candle and messages from the community read by the Mayor of Reading.

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People are asked to light a candle on their doorsteps or have a light in their windows as part of the vigil.

The council is holding the event online due to social distancing requirements and the restrictions on gatherings in public.

Reading Borough Council reassured those affected by the attack that they will hold in-person remembrance events in the future when social distancing allows.

They have also opened an online book of condolence for people to pay tributes to the three men.

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Council leader Jason Brock said: "There is an overwhelming sense of grief within the Reading community about last Saturday's tragic events.

"The council and public are united in their desire to mourn the victims and appropriately remember them.

"We are encouraging people to pay their respects with us online on Saturday evening, and also to mourn and contribute via the book of condolence and supporting the #ReadingTogether fund."

Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police John Campbell said: "In times of such tragedy, we often see the best of our communities and that has certainly been the case in Reading.

"I know it will take time for everyone to heal but we stand alongside you and will do all that we can to support you, as your police."