PICTURES and video show a police cordon in place after a teenager was stabbed in the chest while riding his bike.

The youngster suffered serious injuries but remains in a stable condition in hospital following the incident, which occurred at 3.25pm on Monday, July 4.

The man was allegedly assaulted by a tall light-skinned black male while riding his bike on the Kennetside Towpath near to Avon Place.


The force has not confirmed that any arrests have been made, however.

A Section 60 order is currently in place for East Reading until 6.40pm on Tuesday, July 5.

The order temporarily enhances powers for officers, meaning they can stop and search anyone in the area shown on the maps below.

Police are appealing for information about the incident. To get in touch with TVP, call 101 or make a report on their website, quoting reference number 43220293616.

Alternatively, you can provide information completely anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.