North East Wales

Racial motive theory in Tesco store attack in Mold

The supermarket remained closed on Wednesday Image copyright Alwyn Roberts
Image caption The supermarket remained closed on Wednesday

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an attack at a Tesco supermarket in Flintshire which police say could be racially motivated.

A 24-year-old man suffered "serious but not life-threatening injuries" in the attack while shopping at the store in Mold at 13:39 GMT on Wednesday.

No-one else was injured during the incident.

A local man was arrested in the store, said North Wales Police.

Police said the store has been closed while crime scene investigators gather evidence and officers speak to witnesses.

The injured man is from Yorkshire.

Det Chief Insp Alun Oldfield said: "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."

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We responded with a rapid response vehicle and an emergency ambulance and a man with serious injuries was taken to hospital."

The supermarket said the store was likely to remain closed for the day.

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