A convicted killer who dealt with convicted terrorist Usman Khan in the Fishmongers’ Hall attack has left Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones honored for his bravery.
Stephen Gallant was one of four men who confronted convicted terrorist Usman Khan on London Bridge until armed police arrived on the scene in November 2019.
Khan, who was carrying two large knives and a fake explosive belt, stabbed Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, and injured three other people before running into London Bridge.
Mr. Gallant, John Creeley, Darren Frost and Lukasz Kuchoczyk all appear on this year’s Civilian Gallantry List – the last approved by the late Queen Elizabeth – after they stepped in to confront the attacker.
Ex-prisoner Mr. Creeley disinfects Khan with a fire extinguisher and Director of Communications Mr. Frost stabs Khan with a narwhal’s fang, knocking him off balance. Mr. Gallant then pushed Khan to the ground, where the three of them handcuffed him until armed police arrived.
This came after Mr Koczocik used a long ceremonial spear taken from the walls of the Grade II listed building to disarm Khan.
Mr Gallant, one of two men convicted of the murder of Barry Jackson in Hull in 2005, was allowed out on license for the first time when the incident occurred.
All four will receive the Queen’s Gallantry Medal.
Prison officer Adam Roberts, who accompanied Mr. Gallant to the event the day of his release, also appears on the list, having administered first aid to Saskia after she was stabbed.
He said: “I feel kind of mixed up, it’s very hard to celebrate when it comes to something that had such a bad outcome.
“Saskia ended up actually dying in front of me because we tried to keep her alive, so it’s really hard to celebrate at all when my thoughts are with her.
“It’s really important that everyone who contributed in some way is recognized.”
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Oliver Dowden said: “We all hope we will react bravely in the face of danger. These people have passed this test, and have responded in the most impressive way.”
Their selfless actions have saved lives, and I want to express my deepest thanks for their willingness to put themselves at risk in order to protect others.
“They are all very worthy winners of the final Civilian Gallantry Awards for Her Majesty the late Queen.”
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