Man, 24, found stabbed to death in street as police launch murder investigation

A murder investigation has been launched after a young man was stabbed to death in the quiet suburbs of Reading.

Emergency services were called to Managua Close in Caversham shortly before 1am Saturday morning to find the 24-year-old victim with a knife wound in his chest.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics he was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

Thames Valley police have said the man’s next-of-kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A murder probe has now started with the knifeman still at large as cordons remain in place at the scene.

No arrests have yet been made.

Officers will be conducting house-to-house enquiries as part of the investigation.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Nicola Douglas, of Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of the man who has sadly lost his life.

“We are in the very early stages of this investigation and we will be working quickly and thoroughly in the community to find those responsible.

“There will be a cordon in place and additional officers in the area and we will be starting house-to-house enquiries as part of this investigation.

“If you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area around Managua Close, Nire Road or Ian Mikardo Way between 11pm yesterday (13/2) and 1am today (14/2) , please take a look at the footage, and if it captures anything unusual, please share that with us.”