A SECOND 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing which took place in Caversham last weekend.

At around 12.55am on Sunday (February 14), officers received a call to Managua Close, where a 24-year-old man sadly died at the scene after being stabbed in the chest.

The victim has been named as Yannick Cupido.

A murder investigation was launched, and today (Tuesday, Feburary 16), officers have arrested a second man on suspicion of murder.

READ MORE: Caversham murder investigation - arrest made

The 22-year-old man from Reading is currently in police custody.

Yesterday, another 22-year-old man, also from Reading, was arrested on suspicion of perverting the cause of justice. He too remains in police custody.

Reading Chronicle: Yannick CupidoYannick Cupido

Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Mike Roddy, of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said: “Our investigation into this tragic incident is continuing and we have now made two arrests, which includes one man being arrested on suspicion of murder.

“Tackling knife crime is an absolute priority for Thames Valley Police and we will not tolerate it.

“We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this offence and I would ask again that anyone with any information relating to it calls us on 101, quoting reference number 43210062322.”

Local area policing commander for Reading, Superintendent Nick John, said: “These arrests are a significant development, and demonstrate how thorough the Major Crime Unit’s investigation has been.

“This should provide reassurance to people in Reading. I know that there have been a number of violent incidents in the town in recent weeks, including two other murder investigations being launched. However, I would like to remind people again that none of these incidents are believed to be linked to each other in any way.

Reading Chronicle: Managua Close, CavershamManagua Close, Caversham

“The imposition of Section 60 orders in Reading has been done for public safety, and they have proved to be successful with weapons and drugs being seized. I hope they demonstrate how seriously we are taking these recent offences.

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“I would like to again thank the people of the town for their patience and understanding at this time. Reading is a safe place to live, and I hope people can be reassured that if violent offences do take place that our officers will carry out swift and effective investigations, and that robust measures will be put in place to ensure everyone’s safety.”