Mold, North Wales: A self-confessed “white supremacist” who attacked a newly qualified Sikh dentist with a machete and hammer in a local Tesco store has been found guilty of attempted murder by a jury.
Zack Davies, 26, of Chester Street in Mold, had admitted wounding Dr Sarandev Singh Bhambra, 24, in Mold’s Tesco supermarket but had denied trying to kill him.
Mold Crown Court heard Davies had laughed and shouted white supremacist slogans as he launched a terror attack with lethal force on the innocent Sikh customer at a Tesco store.
Davies told the jury how he had “lost it” and had done it as revenge for what happened to soldier Lee Rigby.
Mold Crown Court heard how white supremacist and Nazism material was found at his home. Davies had told police he had been expelled from school when he was around 11 or 12 years old for taking a knife to school to attack a classmate.
Angela Jones, who was in the store with daughter Ceri, said she could hear the white man screaming “white power”.
She saw him hit the Asian man around the head five or six times. “I thought he was going to kill him,” she said.
Dr Sarandev Singh Bhambra of Leeds was working at Mold and was attacked with a machete and a hammer when he went to do some lunch time shopping.
The trainee dentist suffered life-changing injuries the brutal and unprovoked attack.
The court heard Davies followed Dr Bhambra because of his Asian appearance and attacked him with the machete and claw hammer which he had in a rucksack.
The 24-year-old tried to escape up an aisle of the supermarket and his ordeal only ended when a former soldier stepped in his way and persuaded Davies to drop his weapons.
It was the prosecution case that Davies he had used the weapons skillfully and with force and that he would have killed the dentist but for the brave intervention of a customer.