The 24-year-old victim of a fatal attack in Reading station has been named.

Thomas Parker was attacked in a ‘needless act of violence’ on Platform 8 on Saturday night (July 30), British Transport Police said.

A 42-year-old man has been charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon following the incident.

Thomas’s family have chosen to release a tribute along with the photo below.

"Tom was a very kind, thoughtful, and caring son. He was dedicated to his parents, brothers, grandparents, family and friends", said the victim's family in a statement.

"He was popular, loving, funny, and hardworking; he was the life and soul of the party. His kindness and thoughtfulness touched the lives of everyone who knew him. We cannot adequately express how deeply saddened and shaken we feel about his death. He will always be in our hearts and minds wherever we are."

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Detective Chief Inspector Paul Langley added: “My thoughts are with Mr Parker’s family and friends who will no doubt be devastated by this tragic loss.

“Our investigation continues at pace and a man appeared at court this morning charged in connection to Mr Parker’s death.

“I would like to encourage any witnesses who haven’t already spoken to police to get in touch with us as soon as possible by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 665 of 30/07/22.”

Kirkpatrick Virgo, of Whitby Road, Slough, Berkshire will appear at Reading Crown Court tomorrow (August 2).