Tesco Mold: Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following racially motivated attack.
> A 25-year-old local man was arrested inside the store on suspicion of attempted murder
> Victim is a a 24-year-old man, from the Yorkshire area, was assaulted in the store
> Store remains closed as CSI officers investigate the scene
A 25-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an attack which police believe was racially motivated.
North Wales Police and other emergency services responded to the report of a serious assault that had just taken place in Tesco’s store in Mold this t approxiWednesday 14th January 2014
A 24-year-old man, from the Yorkshire area, was assaulted in the store.
The detained man was taken to a local Police Station. No one else was injured during the course of the attack but the store has been closed whilst Crime Scene Investigators secure and gather evidence and officers speak with witnesses.
DCI Alun Oldfield of Wrexham CID who is leading the investigation said from the scene
“At 1.40pm this afternoon a 24-year-old man was shopping in the store when he was attacked. As a result the man sustained serious but not life threatening injuries and was conveyed to a local hospital.
“Initial indications are this is a racially motivated attack and as such management of the community impact will feature significantly in order to provide public reassurance.”
“I understand speculation is circulating via Social Media but this will not help our investigation and is distressing to family and friends of the victim and so I’d ask for due consideration whilst investigators speak with witnesses to ascertain the full circumstances of this incident.”
“North Wales Police are treating the matter as attempted murder and if you witnessed the attack please contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and quote reference S006316.”
“Police want to provide reassurance to the public that incidents of this nature are rare in North Wales.”
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