Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Horror In ASDA As A Shopper Stabs Herself In The Neck
A shopper has died after stabbing herself in the neck in the aisle of a supermarket in Shipley.
It is thought the woman was in the hardware section of the ASDA branch when she inflicted the fatal wound to her neck. More pictures when you continue.
Police believe she entered the store this morning with a Polish friend.
While her friend was at the bakery counter, the victim, who is said to be of Asian appearance, carried out the shocking attack, leaving her lying in a pool of blood.
She is said to be around 30 years old, and was dressed in traditional clothing.
One eye-witness said: 'One of the shop's first aiders was trying to give CPR.
'One of the young men who works there actually saw the woman stabbing herself in the throat. He's in terrible shock.
'Staff told me the woman had come in with a Polish woman and while her friend was at the bakery, she'd stabbed herself.
'Apparently the Polish woman is a regular customer. She was driven off by police.'
Another witness added: 'There was blood gushing everywhere.'
The store remains cordoned off as police forensic teams scour the scene and interview staff and witnesses before examining CCTV.
The area was cordoned off after the victim apparently suffered a self-inflicted neck wound.
West Yorkshire Police were alerted at around 8.37am to the store, along with paramedics.
A spokesman for the police force said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
He said officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with her death.
Detective Inspector Ryan Bragg of Bradford District CID, said: 'Officers were called to the Asda supermarket in Shipley following a report of a woman inside the premises with serious injuries.
'The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
'There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and no one else is being sought in connection with the incident. Enquiries are ongoing.'
A spokesman for Asda said: 'We are aware of an incident in our Shipley store this morning and our thoughts are with the individual's family at this time.
'Our priority at this time is looking after our colleagues and supporting the police in their investigation.'