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A mother Zara Anne Radcliffe pleaded guilty to stabbing an elderly community guard to death during a frenzied rampage at a cooperative.

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Zara Anne Radcliffe, 30, pleaded guilty to murdering John Rees, 88, before Merthyr Crown Court in South Wales.

Mr. Rees was stabbed to death in a cooperative shop on May 5 in a series of attacks in the village of Pen Y Graig, Rhondda. Radcliffe also admitted to the attempted murders of Andrew Price, 58, Gaynor Saurin and Lisa Way, 53, all of whom were injured in the incident.

She appeared on a video link from Rampton High Security Hospital in Nottinghamshire, where she is currently being held.

Prosecutor Michael Jones QC told the court that the pleas were acceptable to the Crown as Radcliffe was suffering from schizophrenia at the time of the incident.

Radcliffe will be sentenced on Wednesday.


A previous investigation revealed that Mr Rees, who lived with his wife Eunice, 87, in the nearby village of Trealaw, died at the site of severe blunt trauma to the face, including multiple facial fractures.

He was attacked by Radcliffe in the shop while his wife was waiting outside in her car.

She suffers from dementia and keeps asking: “Where is John?”

In a statement following his death, his family said: “John was the definition of a good man who was extremely respected and loved in the community.

“He was proud of his family, proud to be a Welshman, and dedicated to All Saints Church.

“He will be missed very much by all of us.”

Flowers were left in the Church of All Saints in nearby Trealaw, where John was director and his wife Eunice was a member of the ward.

Reverend Peter Gale said

Reverend Peter Gale said, “He was a very dedicated and dedicated man. He was the kind of person that John was.”

John rang the chapel bell every Thursday when it came to NHS workers.

The nephew Michael Smith said: “My aunt is extremely fragile. Eunice was totally dependent on him.

“Although John was 88 years old, he was in good physical shape and often took him to Pontypridd and they sat in the Prince’s Cafe.

“We thought of him so well. Everyone knows John. If you can get inspiration from him, you will be very well.

“If you try to think about what he would do in a situation and do it, you are on the right track.”

John’s family paid tribute to him, saying he would “do anything for everyone” – and that he would help the other victims of the knife attack if he died.

NHS worker Lisa Way was also injured in the attack – and left a message on the flowers: “Dear John, I’m sorry I can’t save you. I hope you are at peace now. ”

Radcliffe is a mother of a young son and was recently discharged from the mental health department prior to the attacks.

A romantic relationship with a man had ended the day before the murder, and Radcliffe had filed a complaint with the police.

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