“He was loved by so many people and he made us all feel that life was a much better place with him in it.”. James Furlong, Joe Ritchie-Bennett and David Wails tragically lost their lives on June 20, stabbed to death as they sat together in a park. With Bill Buckley (11/10/2020) Next. Wed 7 Oct 2020 10:00. The atrocity is being treated as a terrorist incident, though investigators have not ruled out any motive. The deaths sent shockwaves through the LGBT+ community in Reading and across the UK, as various groups and organisations expressed their sympathy and solidarity. "Now I have no how he did it, but I do know why: And it matters to me today that you know that Joe lived a great life. Joe Ritchie-Bennett (right) lost his husband Ian to cancer in 2014. Since then she has been broadcasting across Berkshire. reading, The victims’ names were released yesterday. David Wails, BBC Radio Berkshire presenter Sarah Walker has paid a moving on-air tribute to her friend Joe Ritchie-Bennett, who was killed in Saturday's suspected terror attack in Reading. He was one of those unique people who on one hand could make you properly belly laugh, but at the same time he could show you such extraordinary kindness - the kind that makes you feel safe and loved. Join Sarah Walker every weekday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm for the very best in chat and special guests from across Berkshire. Sarah Walker, He was outrageously funny. Because Joe was the kind of person who you wouldn't want to be without. "He was loved by so many people and he made us all feel that life was a much better place with him in it.". “They were completely devoted to each other, and I remember sitting in a hospital room with them both after Ian was told that his cancer was terminal. The radio presenter reflected on Ian’s funeral, and said Joe delivered a powerful eulogy “because it mattered so much to him that people heard what a brilliant person” his husband was. Police arrested a suspect, Khairi Saadallah, 25, immediately after the attack. Previous. 4 days left to listen. Previous. What makes you laugh? BBC Radio Berkshire. More episodes. He was loved by so many people and he made us all feel that life was a much better place with him in it. James Furlong, All rights reserved |. With Sarah Walker (13/10/2020) See all episodes from Mid-morning on BBC Radio Berkshire … BBC Radio Berkshire presenter Sarah Walker has paid a moving on-air tribute to her friend Joe Ritchie-Bennett, who was killed in Saturday's suspected terror attack in Reading. With Sarah Walker (12/10/2020) Next. American Ritchie-Bennett, 39, was killed along with friends James Furlong, 36, and David Wails, during the knife attack at Forbury Gardens on Saturday evening (20 June). A BBC Radio presenter has delivered a heartfelt tribute to Joe Ritchie-Bennett, one of the three men killed in the Reading terror attack last weekend. Join Sarah Walker on BBC Radio Berkshire. Join Sarah Walker every weekday afternoon from 1 - 4 for the very best in chat and special guests from across Berkshire. American Ritchie-Bennett, 39, was killed along with friends James Furlong, 36, and David Wails, during the knife attack at Forbury Gardens on Saturday evening (20 June). 4 hours Last on. Terror attack, Enter your email to receive a daily roundup of the top LGBT+ news stories.

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