has that ever really happened?
Race related attacks have happened. I don't want that to escalate in to something more or to reach the level that
I live in Reading. The Forbury is in the old Abbey grounds, it's a small park near the centre of town, very popular with families, and always very busy on a sunny early evening.
Today much of town is closed. I have young kids, and don't want to have to explain to them what has happened. I don't want them knowing yet that there can be people who do things like this, living in the same town as they do. So when we had to drive over to the other side of Reading today, I took a really long route round so that the wouldn't see the press helicopters or police vans cordoning off whole swathes of town.
Genuinely shocked. You read and understand that these things happen, of course, but they still don't feel truly real in a way. And then one happens in your town.
You'll be surprised how quickly it is forgotten. Although I'm not sure of the problems that already exist in the city with Islam. We had a muslim woman run round Barnsley trying to kill people last year one morning. Luckily no one died. It put people like myself off going in for a short while, but then it goes back to normal so I now go in with my young uns with no thought of a murdering scum bag on the loose.