Zara Anne Radcliffe will appear before Cardiff Magistrates Court tomorrow (Thursday 7th May) after she was charged with the murder of 88 year-old John Rees from Trealaw and the attempted murder of three others following an incident in Penygraig in the Rhondda on Tuesday 5th May.
The 29 year-old British woman was accused of killing an elderly man and as well wounded three people during a supermarket stabbing spree in Co-op Food Supermarket located at Penygraig.
According to an eyewitness who chose to remain anonymous said:
“My husband went to go into the Co-op but got stopped by people who told him that there was a woman inside with a knife who was stabbing people,”
Shortly after 1.45pm on Tuesday police officers were called to the incident at a convenience store on Tylacelyn Road in Penygraig in the Rhondda.
A manager at a nearby post office said he saw people bleeding as they ran out of the store.
“There was a woman attacking four different people with a knife,” Ravi Raj, 35, told BBC. “I saw one of the men bleeding from his neck and one of the women from the side of the neck.”
Radcliffe appeared in court Thursday to face charges of murder in the death of 88-year-old John Rees, as well as three counts of attempted murder in connection to three other victims who were hurt during the alleged attack, BBC reports.
One of the victims, Andrew Price, remained in stable condition at a hospital, while Gaynor Saurin and Lisa Way were expected to recover from non-life-threatening injuries.
Rees, a grandfather from Trealaw, was a warden at nearby All Saints Church whose neighbors said would be quick to “help anybody,” Metro UK reports.
Officers are continuing to appeal to any witnesses who have not yet come forward to contact them on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting reference 2000153856.