Reading Station has reopened after police taped off the area following the death of a man. 

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following an altercation with the victim on platform 8 of the station at 11.43 pm on Saturday, July 30. 

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Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene. 


The suspect remains in police custody this morning. 

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Police officers could be seen patrolling Reading Station after it was closed off in the early hours of Sunday, July 31. 

However, the station has now reopened at both the Reading and the Caversham end and services appear to be running as normal.

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There is no sign of a police presence anywhere around the station. 

Platform 8, where the incident occurred, has also been reopened and there is no sign of a police presence here, either. 

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No officers were spotted around the British Transport Police's base at Reading Station.

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Detective Chief Inspector Paul Langley said: “This is a needless act of violence which has resulted in the tragic loss of a man’s life. Officers were quickly able to make an arrest at the scene and a man remains in custody this morning.

“While we are still in the very early stages of our investigation, we believe the men had an altercation on board a train before the victim was assaulted on platform eight.   

“Witnesses will be crucial in helping us piece together exactly what happened last night, and I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident or the moments before it to contact us as soon as possible.

“Please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 665 of 30/07/22. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."