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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'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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