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Judge: Zack Davies poses 'significant risk' to the public

ITV News reporter Ian Lang is in court for the sentencing of machete attacker Zack Davies.

The judge said the attack on Dr Sarandev Bhambra was planned, racially motivated and 'dreadful', leaving the dentist with horrific injuries.

Mold Crown Court heard how white supremacist and Nazi material was found at Zack Davies' home

"One can only imagine the sheer terror you subjected him to" said the judge, Rhys Rowlands.

Apart from the impact on Dr Bhambra and his family, the wider Sikh community had been 'shocked to the core', he said.

He said that Davies had known what he was doing at the time of the attack.

Sentencing him to life he said he considered Davies a significant risk to members of the public.


Supermarket attack victim hopes to return to work soon

Mold Crown Court has heard that Zack Davies' victim Dr Sarandev Bhambra's injuries had healed to such an extent he would be able to return to work in the near future, writes ITV News reporter Ian Lang.

Mold Crown Court Credit: PA

The court also heard that the Dr Bhambra was in court, the first time he had attended since the attack.

Zack Davies in dock awaiting sentence

ITV News reporter Ian Lang is at Mold Crown Court awaiting the sentencing of Zack Davies.

Zack Davies was said to be laughing and shouting “this is revenge” for Lee Rigby as he attacked the newly-qualified dentist in Tesco in Mold. Credit: Andrew Price / View Finder Pictures


Machete attack 'an act of terror' says victim's family

A man "inspired" by Isis murderer "Jihadi John" has been found guilty of attempting to murder an Asian dentist in a racially-motivated attack.

Zack Davies, 26, shouted "White Power" and "I did it for Lee Rigby" as he targeted his 24-year-old victim with a machete and a claw hammer at a Tesco supermarket in Mold, North Wales, on January 14.

Carole Green reports from Mold Crown Court:

Machete attack 'could have been murder'

The victim of Zack Davies, who has been found guilty of attempted murder, would have died it not for "the extremely courageous actions" of an ex-serviceman.

Zack Davies has been found guilty of the attempted murder of a dentist.

Following a guilty verdict of attempted murder at Mold Crown Court, The Crown Prosecution Service said the offence could have been an act of murder if it were not for "the extremely courageous actions of ex-serviceman Peter Fuller".

Mr Fuller intervened in the attack on the innocent dentist by Davies in a Tesco store in Mold.

Davies’ actions have left Dr Bhambra with life-changing injuries and he will not know for some considerable time whether he can pursue his chosen career.

Davies has today been made to face justice for his crime, but it is Dr Bhambra who continues to live with the effects of the attack.

We hope that today’s conviction will be of some comfort to him as he seeks to move forward with his life.

– Gareth Preston, Crown Prosecution Service

Judge Rhys Rowlands sent Davies to a high security hospital for psychiatric reports to be prepared before he sentences him on September 11th.

“I hold the view he is an incredibly dangerous young man. If it is not going to be a hospital order it will be the longest possible sentence,” said the Judge.

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