Zack Davies jailed for life for racially-motivated supermarket attack

The man who attempted to murder an Asian dentist in a "revenge attack" for the killing of Lee Rigby has been given a life sentence. Zack Davies was told he will serve a minimum of 14 years in prison for attacking Dr Sarandev Bhambra with a machete in January.

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Praise for hero ex-soldier who intervened in Zack Davies machete attack

The Crown Prosecution Service says Zack Davies carried out a "vicious, racist" attack on Dr Sarandev Bhambra.

"Zack Davies’ intention to cause extremely serious or even fatal injuries to Dr Bhambra was abundantly clear" said Senior Crown Prosecutor Gareth Preston.

Former soldier Peter Fuller stepped in to help and is credited with saving Dr Bhambra's life

“It was also clear from the evidence that the heroic actions of Peter Fuller may well have prevented this horrific attack from having a fatal outcome" he added.

"Dr Bhambra continues to deal with the consequences of this terrible incident. We hope that today’s sentencing will be of some assistance to him as he seeks to move forward with his life.”


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.


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:

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