Sikh man attacked with knife in supermarket
North Wales, UK (January 17, 2015)- A 25-year-old man, armed with a hammer and a machete, launched a savage attack on an Asian shopper in Tesco mold on Wednesday. The attacker was held on suspicion of attempted murder, following what is believed to have been a racially motivated assault.
The 24-year-old Sikh man suffered what police described as “life-changing injuries”. The attack happened when the victim was buying lunch in Tesco. The attacker shouted “white power” as he attacked the victim.
Eyewitnesses said, “Attacker used a huge knife and they heard a lot of shouting to start with. Security was called over the loudspeaker then the couple of staff asking to get an ambulance was helping this victim. He had his hands on his stomach.”
It is understood the police knew the suspect, but it is not thought he had a record for violent assaults. There were unconfirmed reports that he had been in the Army.
Police believe the suspect was operating on his own, but are looking into whether he was part of a wider group. They were given extra time to question the man today.
West Midlands Police said that it was not believed that the attacks were religiously motivated. It added that they had increased police patrols in the area to reassure local people.
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