Man is arrested on suspicion of murder after train passenger was attacked on platform following ‘altercation’ on board carriage
- A man died after an altercation on Platform Eight of Reading station in Berkshire
- British Transport Police called to the scene at 11:43pm on Saturday evening
- Another man was arrested and is being held in custody on suspicion of murder
- Appeal has now been launched to find witnesses to determine what happened
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a train passenger died on a platform following an altercation.
British Transport Police (BTP) officers were called to the scene on Platform Eight of Reading station in Berkshire at 11:43pm on Saturday where they found the injured man, who later died.
Another man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder. He is currently being held in custody.
The incident happened on a platform at Reading train station late on Saturday evening (Pictured: One of the platforms at the train station)
The family of the victim have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.
According to reports, the two men had an altercation on board the train before the assault on the platform.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Langley has launched an appeal for witnesses in a bid to piece together what happened.
‘This is a needless act of violence which has resulted in the tragic loss of a man’s life,’ he said.
‘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 8.
‘Witnesses will be crucial in helping us piece together exact 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.’
Anyone with information should contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 665 of 30/07/22.