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Reading stabbing: Boy charged

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image captionA 44-year-old man was stabbed in Coley Avenue

A boy has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon after a man was stabbed in Reading.

Thames Valley Police said the attack happened in Coley Avenue at about 19:40 BST on Saturday.

A 44-year-old man was taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition and a 17-year-old suspect was later arrested.

He will appear at Reading Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, police said.

Following the attack, police said a Section 60 order giving officers increased stop-and-search powers had been enforced in the area for 24 hours.

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