POLICE investigating the death of a 26-year-old man in Reading are appealing for details of fight on Oxford Road.

Raheem Hanif was fatally stabbed after reports of a fight in Dulnan Close, Tilehurst, about 7pm on Saturday, Feb 6.

Officers confirmed he died from a stab wound to the chest.

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Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit - which is leading the murder investigation - has now called on the public for details of a fight in Oxford Road the day before.

It took place outside a Polish delicatessen at the junction of Valentia Road between 2.48pm and 2.51pm (Feb 5).

The force believe it could be connected to the death of Mr Hanif.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Nick Hind said: “We are investigating the possibility that this altercation in Oxford Road may be relevant to the incident that occurred on Saturday which led to the death of 26-year-old Raheem Hanif in Dulnan Close, Tilehurst, shortly before 7pm.

Reading Chronicle:

“I am appealing to anybody who was in the area of Oxford Road on Friday afternoon who believes that they witnessed this altercation, or who may have been driving past and has dash-cam footage, to please check this and get in touch with police if it has captured anything that could assist the investigation.

“I would also appeal to any residents who have CCTV or doorbell footage to please check this and contact police if it has recorded this altercation."

Eight people have been arrested in connection with the murder investigation.

A 16-year-old boy from Reading has been charged with one count of murder and one count of Section 18 grievous bodily harm.

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Abas Khan, 23, of Helmsdale Close in Reading, was charged yesterday (Feb 11) with one count of murder and one count of Section 18 GBH.

Two other boys aged 16 and 17, were also both charged on the same day (Feb 11) with a count each of murder and one count of Section 18 GBH.

The other four men, two aged 25 and two aged 22 and 21, have all been arrested on suspicion of murder and released on conditional bail.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ref 1916 on 6 February.