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World Early release for murderer who used narwhal tusk to foil London attack: media

08:17  18 october  2020
08:17  18 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The Queen has granted a pardon to the murderer who helped disrupt the London Bridge terror attack by confronting Usman Khan with a narwhal tusk while Steven Gallant, who was praised for risking his life to stop the attack , has been granted the royal prerogative of mercy, an extremely rare case of

In medieval times, the narwhal ’s tusk was invested with magic powers: ground up as a powder it was thought to protect monarchs against poisoning. It is strange to note that only hours after the London Bridge attack , a dead minke whale stranded on the banks of the same river, at Battersea Bridge, its

A convicted murderer who used a narwhal tusk to help stop a terror attack by a knife-wielding Islamist will likely have his sentence reduced after Britain's Queen Elizabeth intervened, according to media reports.

a large stone building: Steven Gallant and other members of the public were hailed as heroes for preventing even greater loss of life during the November 2019 Fishmongers' Hall attack © Niklas HALLE'N Steven Gallant and other members of the public were hailed as heroes for preventing even greater loss of life during the November 2019 Fishmongers' Hall attack

Steven Gallant was on day release at an event for reformed prisoners at the Fishmonger's Hall in London in November 2019 when terror convict Usman Khan went on a knife rampage, killing two people and wounding three.

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London Bridge attack : Fishmongers' Hall boss tells of staff bravery – video. One man was armed with a fire extinguisher and another a 5ft narwhal tusk as people at the scene surrounded Among those who pinned down the attacker was James Ford, 42, who is also thought to have tried to save

A previously unidentified prisoner who helped tackle Usman Khan, the London Bridge knife attacker , has spoken for the first time about his role in the fatal confrontation. Steve Gallant, who attempted to subdue the terrorist with a narwhal tusk , was spending his first day out on licence at a criminal justice

Gallant and other members of the public were hailed as heroes for preventing even greater loss of life by tackling Khan with a five-foot (1.5-metre) narwhal tusk and a fire extinguisher before police shot him dead.

The Ministry of Justice said Saturday the Queen had employed the little-used "Royal Prerogative of Mercy" to bring Gallant's case before the parole board 10 months early, according to the Press Association news agency.

"The Lord Chancellor has granted Steven Gallant a Royal Prerogative of Mercy... in recognition of his exceptionally brave actions at Fishmongers' Hall, which helped save people's lives despite the tremendous risk to his own," PA said.

The parole board will make the final decision and is likely to give Gallant his freedom, PA added.

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The two killed in the London attack -- Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25 -- were working on a meeting on prisoner rehabilitation that Khan attended.

Gallant had also met Merritt through the programme.

Merritt's father David, 55, told the Daily Mirror he "fully deserves this pardon, or reduction in sentence."

"It is fantastic. He was very close to Jack and he turned his life around and reformed. I am really pleased for him."

Gallant was jailed for a minimum of 17 years in 2005 for the murder of a fireman outside a pub.

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