Reading Station: Murder arrest after man dies on platform

The man was assaulted at Reading Station late on Saturday

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man who was assaulted on a railway platform.

British Transport Police (BTP) said the victim was found injured on a platform at Reading Station at about 23:45 BST on Saturday and died at the scene.

It is thought the attack followed an altercation on board a train.

BTP said the suspect, who was was arrested at the scene, remains in custody and witnesses have been asked to come forward.

Det Ch Insp Paul Langley said: "This is a needless act of violence which has resulted in the tragic loss of a man's life.

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."