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Attacker slits pensioner's throat in supermarket

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13:41 CET+01:00
A 67-year-old woman has died after having her throat cut by a male attacker while she was out shopping for groceries. The suspect is still on the loose.

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.

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