As Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit continue to investigate the murder of a 22-year-old man in Reading, a further arrest has been made.
The force was called to reports of a man stabbed in Romany Lane, Tilehurst on Halloween.
The victim was formally identified as 22-year-old Reece Heffernan from Tilehurst. Our thoughts remain with his family at this difficult time and we continue to support them.
A post-mortem concluded the cause of death to be a stab wound to his chest.
In the early hours of today (7/11), an 18-year-old man from Wokingham was arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody at this time.
This is the seventh arrest in the investigation, with a 17-year-old boy from Earley, and Hamzah Ahmed, aged 18, of Jubilee Road, Reading, each charged with one count of murder. Meanwhile, Umer Arshad, aged 23, of Waterloo Road, Wokingham, has been charged with one count of perverting the course of justice.
They have all appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court and are scheduled to appear at Reading Crown Court tomorrow (8/11).
Further, a 29-year-old man and two 19-year-old men, all from Reading, arrested on suspicion of murder have now been released under investigation.
Notes to editors
This is the seventh arrest in the investigation, not the sixth as previously stated.