Police confirm that the “man falls into the water” report was a fake

The alleged incident was reported to police at around 10pm on Monday, May 13th.

Police attended the scene in Kings Meadow along with Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue.

After further investigation and investigation, including searching CCTV, speaking to witnesses and checking to see if there were any missing people consistent with this incident, they concluded that this incident did not occur.

Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Beverley Pearse, said: “Following this investigation we are now satisfied that this incident did not take place and that no-one went into the water on Monday evening.”

“We have now completed our investigation and would like to thank the public for their assistance and apologize for any inconvenience or concern this may have caused.

“At this time it was necessary for us to deploy appropriate search and rescue teams and we would like to thank our partners at Berkshire Fire and Rescue for the appropriate response.”

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