A man was stabbed to death in Tilehurst last night (Sunday).

An 18-year-old man and two 19-year-old men, all from Reading, were arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody.

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Police were called to Romany Lane at 10.40pm after reports of a stabbing. The victim, a man in his twenties, died at the scene.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Howard, of the Major Crime Unit, said he believes it was a "targeted incident."

Reading Chronicle: Police at the scene of the stabbing this morning (Monday)Police at the scene of the stabbing this morning (Monday)

“We have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man last night," he said.

“Our thoughts remain with his family and friends at this difficult time."

The victim's next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

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“We are currently in the early stages of this investigation and three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

“At this time we believe that this was a targeted incident and that there is no risk to the wider public.

Reading Chronicle: Police at the scene of the stabbingPolice at the scene of the stabbing

“A scene watch is in place in Romany Lane and local residents will see an increased police presence whilst we continue with the investigation."

Tilehurst residents reported seeing a police helicopter and a dozen police cars in the area on Sunday.

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“If anyone has any concerns please speak to one of our uniformed officers.

Reading Chronicle: A police cordon on Romany LaneA police cordon on Romany Lane

“Anyone with information that may help our investigation can make a report by calling 101 or online, quoting reference 43210492275.

“Alternatively, if you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.”