Sainsbury’s ‘murder’: Shopper ‘mown down by Land Rover after row in supermarket’

A man, believed to be in his twenties, was hit by a Land Rover Freelander in front of horrified children and their parents in a Sainsbury’s car park in Pontllanfraith, South Wales

A shopper was allegedly murdered by being mown down by a Land Rover in a Sainsbury’s car park after a row inside the store.

The victim, believed to be in his twenties, was allegedly hit by the vehicle in front of horrified children and their parents.

Police say the victim was walking outside the store when he was struck by the Land Rover Freelander.

Officers confirmed it is being treated as murder and a man has been arrested for questioning.

Paramedics and an air ambulance were called to the scene where the man was pronounced dead.

Witnesses praised Sainsbury’s staff and members of the public who rushed to comfort the victim in Pontllanfraith, near Caerphilly, South Wales.

A neighbour, who lives just yards from the scene, said: “I heard the driver and victim had been arguing inside Sainsbury’s before it happened.

“It’s awful. There were lots of people about at the time. There were a lot of children who saw it.

I’ve been told it was a young local man who died.”

One man said: “I arrived shortly after the incident.

“Staff were doing their best to comfort the victim along with members of the public until paramedics arrived. So sad to hear of his passing.”

Another witness said: “It was horrible. There was so much blood.”

Officers are appealing for other shoppers and motorists who may have footage of the tragedy to come forward.

A spokeswoman for Gwent Police said: “At approximately 4.00pm on Monday 4th March 2019, Gwent Police were called to a report of a road traffic collision on Newbridge Road near Sainsbury’s Supermarket, Pontllanfraith.

“The collision involved a pedestrian and a blue Land Rover Freelander.

“The pedestrian, man from the local area, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene and a police investigation has been launched.

“A man from the Caerphilly area has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in police custody at this time.”