Breaking: One dead and many unaccounted for at arson attack in Reading

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Breaking: One dead and many unaccounted for at arson attack in Reading.

BREAKING NEWS – One person has been left dead and many are unaccounted for at an arson attack this hour in Reading, UK.

Local emergency services are currently at the scene of a large fire at a property in Grovelands Road, Reading on Wednesday, December 15.

Thames Valley Police officers, as well as the fire and ambulance services, are at the site where sadly, one person has died, and a number of others are unaccounted for.

Officers have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of arson and murder and he is in custody at this time.

According to Thames Valley Police, “the incident is not being treated as terrorism-related.”

Road closures are in place, and people are asked to avoid the area at this time.

“If you have any concerns, for loved ones, please try and contact them in the first instance. A dedicated number is being set up for this, and details will follow very shortly,” a police statement reads.

A tweet from the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service reads: “We are still at the scene of a significant incident in the Grovelands Road area of Reading.

“A number of fire appliances are attending and roads in the area are congested.”

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Matthew Roscoe

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