THREE further arrests have been made following the death of a 26-year-old man from Tilehurst last weekend (February 6).

A total of seven people have now been arrested in connection with the murder probe, the latest being a 23-year-old man, a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy, all from Reading.

They were arrested overnight on suspicion of murder and they remain in police custody.

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Reading Chronicle: Forensics combing the scene on Saturday (Paul King)Forensics combing the scene on Saturday (Paul King)

A 22-year-old man and a 25-year-old man who were previously arrested have now been released on conditional police bail, while a 16-year-old boy and another 25-year-old man remain in custody after a warrant of further detention was obtained.

The arrests are in connection with an incident in Dulnan Close, Tilehurst, at around 6.55pm on Saturday when officers were called to reports of an altercation.

Sadly, the victim died at the scene of multiple injuries.

Another man, aged in his forties, was also injured, but these injuries were not life threatening.

Formal identification and post-mortem have not yet been completed, but the victim’s family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

A scene-watch that had been in place in Dulnan Close has now been lifted, but a Section 60 stop and search order that was put into place on Saturday remains ongoing until at least 9pm today (February 9).

Detective Superintendent Kevin Brown, head of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: “We are continuing to investigate this tragic incident thoroughly and have made further arrests.

Reading Chronicle: Police block off pathway entrances to houses in Dulnan Close on Saturday (Paul King)Police block off pathway entrances to houses in Dulnan Close on Saturday (Paul King)

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“I would ask anybody who has any information who has not yet contacted us to please do so, either by calling 101, or the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident reference number 1916 of 6 February.

“We are aware of images and footage that has been circulated on social media. We would ask members of the public not to share this online, but to please pass this on to the police as this may prove helpful to our investigation.”

More to follow.