ISIS murderer Jihadi John was an “inspiration” to the man who launched a machete attack on an Asian dentist in a supermarket, a court has heard.
Zack Davies who shouted “white power” during the attack had looked up a website about the Koran and beheadings. Under cross examining Davies, was asked if one of the words he looked up before he left the house that day was "beheading".
Davies said, “I got very fascinated by Jihadi John and was inspired by him,” and that he even had a mask.
He said he had thought about wearing it and attacking his mother’s boyfriend. Asked if he thought about beheading someone, he replied, “I thought about hurting someone.”
But Davies told the court he had no intention of killing Dr Bhambra who he attacked in a Tesco store in Mold.
The prosecution put to him: “You are a racist at the end of the day.”
Davies replied: “I don’t think it is that clear cut. I had contradictory extreme views, especially with my interest in Isis and National Socialism.”
The trial continues.
Zach Davies, on trial for the attempted murder of a dentist in a local Tesco store, tells a jury he did not intent to kill his victim.Read the full story ›
A 26-year-old man on trial for a racially-motivated machete attack on an Asian shopper in a Tesco store in Mold, North Wales, told police it was the accumulation of "fifteen years of bottled up anger and rage," a court has heard.
Zack Davies was fascinated with Nazi ideology and planned to "avenge" the death of fusilier Lee Rigby when he attacked Dr Sarandev Bhambra in January, Mold Crown Court has heard.
"The more I read I started to realise maybe the wrong side won the war," Davies said of his fascination with Nazi ideology, in a conversation with police.
Dr Bhambra, a 24-year-old dentist from Leeds, suffered "life-changing injuries," the court was told.
Correspondent Rupert Evelyn is at Mold Crown Court for the trial:
"I spoke about events in France, the rise of Isis and mentioned Lee Rigby"... Davies told police about what he said during the attack
"I remember hitting the skull and I saw the white of the skull"...."i realised he could have been seriously hurt"
Court hears Zack Davies told police he had been expelled from school when he was about 11 or 12 for taking a knife to attack a classmate.Read the full story ›
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Zack Davies shouted "justice for whites" and "this is for Lee Rigby" as he attacked a dentist, court hears.Read the full story ›
A trainee dentist suffered life-changing injuries in a racially motivated revenge attack, a court has heard.
Victim Dr Sarandev Bhambra, from Leeds, was working at Mold in North Wales and was attacked with a machete and a hammer when he went to do some lunch time shopping.
Defendant Zack Davies was said to be laughing and shouting “this is revenge” and “this is for Lee Rigby” as he did so.
Mr Davies denies attempted murder but admits wounding with intent.
Prosecuting barrister Sion ap Mihangel said that Mr Davies had gone out looking for his mother’s boyfriend to attack him, but he could not find him.
Instead, he followed Dr Bhambra because of his Asian appearance into the Tesco store and attacked him within minutes with the machete and claw hammer which he had in a rucksack.
The trial continues.
A little girl of four was left home alone while her mother went out to work.
Police went to her home in Mold, North Wales, following an anonymous tip off to social workers.
They found the house in an unkempt condition and the girl was home alone with the front door unlocked.
The mother had gone out in the car to visit customers.
The enormity of what she had done had not dawned on her until later, Flintshire Magistrates' court heard .
She had since given up work and her husband has changed his working pattern her solicitor Bethan Jones explained.
The mother, who had no previous convictions, admitted neglecting the child in a way likely to cause her unnecessary suffering.
She was placed on a 12 month community order with supervision and she was sent on a "positive thinking" workbook programme run by the probation service.
The woman, who was ordered to pay £85 costs, was told by District Judge Gwyn Jones that due to her then working pattern, she "became oblivious to the risks" posed to her youngest child by being left at home alone.
Police are appealing for information after a 57 year-old builder was punched and beaten on his way home last Friday night.
Charlie Williams was making his way home from Wetherspoons to his house near the Ex Servicemen's Club on Wrexham Street in Mold.
Mr Williams, a former chairman of the club told ITV Wales he got involved in an altercation with an unknown person and was left with facial injuries, a broken wrist and lost teeth.
The club posted a photo of Charlie on its Facebook page, showing the former Royal Welch Fusilier covered in blood.
This is Charlie Williams the Ex-Chairman of Mold Ex Servicemen's Club, and a person who would help anyone out if they were stuck and who has given a lot of his free time to the club in the past.
The posting prompted hundreds of replies from local people wishing him a full recovery.
Charlie told ITV Wales he wanted to keep the attack away from his 87 year-old dad but everyone now knew.
I cannot believe the support I have had since the attack and how many mates and friends I have.
North Wales Police say a 42 year old man from the Mold area had been arrested.
A cannabis supplier who arrived at court in black Jaguar car - has avoided jail because he's the sole carer of his 12 children.
Peter Saunders told Mold Crown Court how his youngest child was 19 months old but his wife had left him and married someone else.
The court heard Saunders, 47, had a dozen children aged 19 months, three, six, seven, nine, ten, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18 and 22. He'd not worked for ten years because he was unfit to do so and lived on benefits in Princess Street in Rhyl.
The defendant and his eldest son Matthew, aged 22, both admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply after police raided their homes on December 17 last year.
Prosecuting barrister Nicholas Sefton told how police raided the father’s home and found 43 grammes of cannabis – some among Christmas presents - valued at about £450. One gramme of cannabis was found at the son’s flat and they both claimed it was for personal use.
The judge said that he would have to put the interests of the young children first and he could not send his son to prison either because they had pleaded guilty to a joint enterprise. Both received 12 month prison sentences suspended for two years.