Thomas Parker: Family pay tribute to ‘caring’ son killed at Reading Station

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 (Police Handout)
(Police Handout)

The family of a man killed on a train at Reading Station have told of their “deep sadness”.

Thomas Parker, 24, died after an “altercation” broke out on a carriage on Saturday night.

Mr Parker’s family have released a tribute to their “hardworking son”.

They said: “Tom was a very kind, thoughtful, and caring son. He was dedicated to his parents, brothers, grandparents, family and friends. He was popular, loving, funny, and hardworking; he was the life and soul of the party.

“His kindness and thoughtfulness touched the lives of everyone who knew him. We cannot adequately express how deeply saddened and shaken we feel about his death. He will always be in our hearts and minds wherever we are.“

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Langley added: “My thoughts are with Mr Parker’s family and friends who will no doubt be devastated by this tragic loss.”

Kirkpatrick Virgo of Slough has been charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon following the incident.

Police encouraged witnesses to text 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 665 of 30/07/22.

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