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Tesco knife attack: Man guilty of attempted murder

Zack Davies has been found guilty of attempted murder after carrying out a knife attack at Tesco in Mold.

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Davies had denied attempted murder but admitted wounding with intent.

More: 'White supremacist' found guilty of attempted murder of Asian dentist

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'Jihadi John an inspiration' says machete attacker

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.

Zach Davies arriving at Mold Crown Court. Credit: ITV News

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.

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Tesco machete attack trial: 'It was 15 years of rage'

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:

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Supermarket machete attack 'was revenge for Lee Rigby'

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.

Zack Davies denies trying to murder Dr Sarander Bhambra Credit: Andrew Price

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.

Fusilier Rigby was murdered in Woolwich, south-east London, in May 2013. Credit: ITV News

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.

Four-year-old left home alone as mum went to work

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.

Magistrates at Mold gave the mother a community order

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.

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