Supermarket killer jailed for life

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A shopworker who killed a man as he ran through a supermarket lashing out with two knives was jailed for life yesterday. Shahid Iqbal, 23, admitted the killing and also wounding nine others, including a shop assistant, customers and passers-by in the attack at the Netto store, in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, last December.

Warwick Crown Court was told that Iqbal, of Small Heath, Birmingham, had a schizoid personality and a serious mental disorder at the time of the killing. One medical report described the attack as an "unprovoked, frenzied outburst of homicidal fury". The judge, Mr Justice Latham, told Iqbal: "You are a damaged, mentally unstable young man who has the potential to react with explosive frenzied violence without any obvious provocation. That means that you are a serious danger to the public."

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