COPS have launched a murder investigation after a 51-year-old man was stabbed to death outside a BP garage in Berkshire.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and murder.
A 51-year-old man was stabbed to death outside a BP garage in Reading on WednesdayCredit: LNP
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murderCredit: LNP
Detectives are calling for dashcam footage after the tragedy, which happened outside a petrol station in Lower Earley, Reading.
Emergency workers were called to the stretch at 7.40pm on Wednesday night.
They rushed the victim to hospital, but despite the efforts of medics, he was later pronounced dead.
His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.
A 25-year-old man from Wokingham and a 42-year-old man from Reading have been arrested on suspicion of GBH and murder.
Both men are currently in police custody.
The attack has shaken people living nearby, with some residents saying they “don’t feel safe” going out for walks at night anymore, ITV reports.
Detective Inspector Dejan Avramovic, of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: “We have now launched a murder investigation following this incident and our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this time.
“A scene watch remains in place in the area, and the Chalfont Square shopping precinct remains closed.”
And his colleague, Detective Sergeant Alex Boyce, said: “I am really keen to hear from anybody who may have been driving in the area and has dash-cam to please check this and contact us if it has captured anything that can assist the investigation.
“This investigation is in its early stages, and our scene-watch will be in place for a considerable period of time while this continues.”
To contact the force, call 101 quoting reference 43210136391.
The casualty was rushed to hospital after he was fatally injured in Lower EarleyCredit: LNP
Despite the efforts of medics, he couldn’t be savedCredit: LNP
Cops investigating the death have called for anyone with dashcam footage to come forwardCredit: LNP