A LARGER police presence can be expected in Caversham after a teen was stabbed last week.

At around 12.50am on Wednesday, August 9, the force received a report of an altercation in Hemdean Road, Caversham.

The force then received a further report that a boy in his teens had gone to the hospital with two stab wounds. He was treated for serious injuries but has since been discharged from hospital.

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Two 16-year-old boys from Reading have been charged with one count each of attempted murder. They have been remanded into the care of the local authority and are due to appear at Reading Crown Court on September 4.

Thames Valley Police officers will be conducting reassurance patrols in an area of Reading today August 16 on the week anniversary of a stabbing.

Detective Inspector Laura Corscadden, based at Reading police station, said: “Today is the one-week anniversary of the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in Caversham, Reading.

“We have been working extremely hard ever since this was reported to us to investigate, with two teenage boys subsequently charged with attempted murder.

“Officers will be patrolling in the area this afternoon and evening so please do speak to them if you have any information you feel could be relevant to the investigation or to talk about your concerns, should you have any.

“Anyone with information or footage can also call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting reference number 43230353882.

“Alternatively, provide information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.

“Lastly, I would like to thank the community for their support and patience over the past week; I completely understand this has been a troubling time but I hope our efforts have gone some way to reassure you that Thames Valley Police will never tolerate knife crime.”