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.
Dr Sarandev Bhambra, from Leeds, suffered "life-changing" injuries in the attack, but has made a gradual recovery.
A man who tried to kill an Asian dentist in a racially-motivated attack at a north Wales supermarket will be sentenced today.
The trial of Zack Davies raises questions about extreme groups in Wales.