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Media hypocrisy over Nazi attack in Mold

Issue No. 2460

Nazi Zack Davies was found guilty last week of the attempted murder of dentist Dr Sarandev Bhambra in Mold, Flintshire, in January.

Sarandev was left with serious injuries to his head and back after Davies attacked him in a supermarket with a hammer and machete. His hand was almost severed.

The trial at Mold crown court heard how Davies screamed “white power” during the assault and told onlookers it was “revenge” for Lee Rigby.

Davies is a member of Nazi group National Action, a rump of young fascists that grew out of the crises in the British National Party.

When police searched his home in north Wales they found an extensive collection of books on Nazi ideology. This included The Turner Diaries by US white supremacist William Luther Pierce, a book that inspired Nazi nail bomber David Copeland. 

The trial verdict was demoted to page 21 of the next day’s Sun newspaper. 

In contrast it devoted the front page and two inside pages on the case of Nicholas Salvador. Last week he was cleared of the murder of his great-grandmother on grounds of insanity. 

The Sun broke the story last September with the front page, “’Muslim convert’ beheads woman.”

It re-ran a picture of the same front page last week, noting that Salvador was “at one time a follower of Islam”.

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Tue 30 Jun 2015, 16:20 BST
Issue No. 2460
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