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Attacker slits pensioner's throat in supermarket

Ben McPartland · 29 Jan 2013, 13:41

Published: 29 Jan 2013 13:41 GMT+01:00

The horrific attack took place at around 9.45am on Tuesday at the Casino supermarket in the town of La Ricamarie, near Saint-Etienne, in central France.

According to reports on French TV TF1 the attacker walked up to the woman, pulled out a knife and cut her throat.

“She died at the scene whilst being treated by first aid teams,” said prosecutor Jean-Daniel Regnauld.

According to police the attacker is still at large. The supermarket remained closed following the attack.

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According to early reports the victim was a member of a local travelling community.

Ben McPartland (ben.mcpartland@thelocal.com)

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