Shocked Asda Shoppers Witness Brit Woman Slit Own Throat at Supermarket

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By Vittorio Hernandez | March 27, 2014 10:01 AM EST

Blood is seen on the ground at a crime scene after a knifing incident in Changsha, Hunan province March 14, 2014. At least three people are dead after the knifing incident in central China's Changsha city, state media reported on Friday, in what appeared to be a dispute involving market vendors from the restive far western region of Xinjiang. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
Blood is seen on the ground at a crime scene after a knifing incident in Changsha, Hunan province March 14, 2014. At least three people are dead after the knifing incident in central China's Changsha city, state media reported on Friday, in what appeared to be a dispute involving market vendors from the restive far western region of Xinjiang. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

A woman who had Asian features and estimated to be between the ages of 20 and 40 killed herself inside an Asda supermarket in Shipley, West Yorkshire, on Tuesday night..

To the horror of shoppers and store workers, she slit her throat in an aisle while in front of shocked staff and customers. The incident happened at the hardware section of Asda.

The woman, who was eventually identified, was pronounced dead when emergency services arrived at the scene. Her identity was established after the police asked for the public's assistance in knowing her identity.

The police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the woman. Investigation said that she took a knife from a rack in the hardware section , removed it from its packaging and stabbed herself.

Police closed the store to investigate but reopened it on Wednesday morning.

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Blood is seen on the ground at a crime scene after a knifing incident in Changsha, Hunan province March 14, 2014. At least three people are dead after the knifing incident in central China's Changsha city, state media reported on Friday, in what appeared to be a dispute involving market vendors from the restive far western region of Xinjiang. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
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