A MAN has been charged with murder after a train passenger was fatally attacked at Reading station.
Kirkpatrick Virgo, 42, is due to appear at Reading Crown Court on Monday charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.
The charges relate to the death of a 24-year-old man who was attacked on the station platform on Saturday, following an altercation on a train.
Cops rushed to the station to find the man injured on platform eight shortly before midnight on Saturday.
The victim later died in hospital in Berkshire.
Another man – whose age has not been confirmed – was arrested for murder.
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Thames Valley Police have urged anyone with information to come forward.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Langley said: "This is a needless act of violence which has resulted in the tragic loss of a man's life.
"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.
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"Witnesses will be crucial in helping us piece together exactly 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."
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British Transport Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 665 of 30/07/22.
To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.
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