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A man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a multiple stabbing had been released from custody shortly beforehand.

A 62-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after the attack in a Sainsbury’s car park in Hampton, west London, on Friday morning.

Three other women, aged 53, 67 and 71 were also stabbed in the incident, but their injuries were not life threatening.

The 66-year-old suspect was arrested at the scene after police officers witnessed him holding a knife and chasing people.

It has since emerged that the man was arrested in another borough on Thursday on suspicion of being in possession of a knife and assaulting a police constable.

He was released from custody on Friday morning ahead of a court appearance next month.

A woman working at a nearby pub said the car park attack appeared to be unprovoked.

“He only went for the women,” she said.

“The man ran through and started attacking them. It didn’t seem like they knew him.

“If it had been 10 or 20 minutes earlier there would have been children there because it’s right outside a primary school.

“He was caught very quickly just outside the car park. He appeared to be out of it, on drugs or crazy.

“The woman who was badly stabbed in the back made it up to the police station and raised the alarm.

“She is well-known locally and always goes shopping there all the time.”

Officers do not believe the incident was terror-related.

Chief Superintendent Glenn Tunstall said: “I would like to praise members of the public who rushed to the aid of the injured women and provided them with first-aid.

“Their bravery and the outstanding courage of the officers who were first on the scene and confronted the armed man is worthy of praise.

“An incident like this will cause considerable concern to the local community, and I would like to reassure them that uniform officers will be patrolling the area and can speak to anyone who has concerns.

“Enquiries are ongoing, but we are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.”

Source: Stabbing Suspect Was Just Out Of Custody

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A woman has been taken by air ambulance to hospital with injuries that are thought to be life-threatening after a multiple stabbing in south-west London.

Police arrested a man in his 60s on suspicion of attempted murder on Friday morning after four women were found with knife wounds following the attack in the car park of a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Hampton.

Three of the victims were taken by ambulance to hospital, but the most critically injured was airlifted to a central London trauma centre.

The incident was not thought to be terror-related, the Met said.

A staff member from the nearby Hampton pub said it was a “completely unprovoked” attack.

Source: Four women stabbed in Sainsbury’s car park in south-west London | UK news | The Guardian

MOMENTS before shots rang out at a Bankstown shopping centre this morning, a man rushed into a shop inside screaming, “There’s not enough f***ing time”.

Standover man and convicted killer Walid “Wally” Ahmad was shot dead and two others were injured at the centre when an unknown person opened fire inside Bankstown Central, in Sydney’s southwest, just before noon.

Police are now hunting two people over the attack, a man who opened fire and another who drove a getaway car.

A 32-year-old woman, believed to be friends with Ahmad, is recovering in hospital alongside Ahmad’s bodyguard, a 53-year-old man.

A woman working in a cosmetics store inside the centre told news.com.au that a man and a woman rushed into the shop moments before the shooting.

“Where’s store security? Where’s store security? Can you call them?” the distressed woman said.

She banged her hand on the counter, saying “call them, call them!”

But the man said: “There’s not enough f***ing time.”

The pair then ran towards an escalator, which leads to the third-level gym, cafe and carpark, where the shooting occurred.

It is not known who the people were or if they were hurt in the shooting.

Source: Shooting in Bankstown: Centro shopping centre gunfire sparks police response

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is to stop running its Brand Match scheme, which gives money back when branded goods are cheaper at rival Asda.

Sainsbury’s, which has been running the promotion since 2011, will end it in three weeks’ time.

It says it will use the money saved to cut prices on basics.

Increasingly shoppers buy little and often, which means fewer baskets contain the 10 items needed to qualify for Brand Match.

Earlier on Thursday, the Co-op credited the “little and often” method for its growing sales. The Co-op has 2,800 stores, more than double that of Sainsbury’s.

Competition

This is the second change in promotional strategy from Sainsbury’s this year.

Earlier this year, it announced it would stop multi-buy deals, saying customers found these caused “logistical challenges at home in terms of storage and waste”.

Sainsbury’s is following a trend among its rivals, who are all facing fierce competition from the fast-growing discounters, Aldi and Lidl.

Morrisons last year stopped the price-matching element of its loyalty card scheme and Asda has made changes to its scheme.

Research also shows that a plethora of special offers and promotions leave shoppers confused.

Source: Sainsbury’s to ditch Brand Match scheme – BBC News

Online retail giant Amazon is selling a t-shirt for children that carries the slogan, ‘I don’t speak stupid b****’.

The controversial t-shirt has sparked complaints from concerned parents who argue the clothing is inappropriate and offensive.

One shocked reader told the Mirror Online: “I’m not surprised by much any more, but my jaw really hit the floor when I came upon this boys’ T shirt advertised on Amazon .

“It’s available in sizes to fit kids from around toddler to pre-teen. The makers describe the product as ‘gender neutral’, but somehow I don’t think so!”

A reviewer on Amazon blasted the t-shirt in a sarcastic post saying: “Over the moon with this stylish and inspiring T shirt for my little boy.

Source: Amazon slammed for selling t-shirts for children that say ‘I don’t speak stupid b****’ – Mirror Online

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