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UK News Injured London Bridge hero Lukasz fought terrorist 'right until the end'

06:35  02 december  2019
06:35  02 december  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

London Bridge: Knife attacker shot dead and several people injured in terror attack

  London Bridge: Knife attacker shot dead and several people injured in terror attack A number of people were stabbed by the knifeman before he was grappled to the ground by members of the public and shot dead by armed police.Several people were stabbed by the knifeman before he was grappled to the ground and disarmed by members of the public.

According to reports, Lukasz is set to receive an official honour in his native Poland, recognising his "sacrifice and courage". Despite being stabbed five times by the London Bridge attacker, one of Friday's heroes fought with the terrorist " until the end " as he bought time for others to escape.

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a man smiling for the camera: Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt were killed in the London Bridge attack © PA Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt were killed in the London Bridge attack Despite being stabbed five times by the London Bridge attacker, one of Friday's heroes fought with the terrorist "until the end" as he bought time for others to escape.

Sky News has been told of the extraordinary account of Lukasz who was working in the basement at Fishmongers' Hall when Usman Khan launched his deadly attack.

Saskia Jones, 23, and 25-year-old Jack Merritt were both killed as they worked on the prisoner rehabilitation conference that was being held at the venue.

However, the death toll could have been higher but for the actions of a number of bystanders.

London Bridge incident: Police detain man after people injured in stabbing

  London Bridge incident: Police detain man after people injured in stabbing Nearby shops and businesses were all evacuated by officers while a cordon was set up at Borough Market . Trains were prevented from stopping at London Bridge station.The Met said: "Police were called at 1:58pm to a stabbing at premises near to London Bridge. Emergency services attended, including officers from the Met and [City of London Police]. © Provided by The i "A man has been detained by police. We believe a number of people have been injured.

A Polish national who tackled the London Bridge attacker with a 1.5 meter whale tusk is to receive a medal for courage from his country. A colleague told The Times: " Lukasz grabbed a nearby pole and ran at him, getting stabbed in the hand in the process but continued to pin him down."

Lukasz is a hero !" Video footage shows a man waving the huge tusk, while another man sprayed a fire extinguisher in the face of the knife-wielding Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Facebook that Warsaw was proud of Lukasz , and that "every weapon is permitted against terrorists ."

Describing the shocking incident, Fishmongers' Hall chief executive Toby Williamson hailed his colleague's actions.

"You're not going to see Lukasz. Firstly he's too modest and secondly there's no camera footage," he said.

a person standing in front of a crowd: Lukasz fought back using a narwhal tusk © Other Lukasz fought back using a narwhal tusk

"He's washing up glasses in the basement. He hears the screams. He's first aid trained so he makes the conscious decision to go upstairs. It's pretty obvious what's happening.

"The terrorist is brandishing two knives with victims all around screaming and people cornered.

"He pulls off the wall this narwhal tusk and take the fight on. In the next minute he's on his own.

Gallery: Terror returns to London Bridge (Photo Services) 

"He's buying time for others to escape. In that time he makes a stab towards the terrorist and knows something is wrong as he hits him in the chest and it bounces off.

"He's got a vest on of some sort. At that point there's a vicious knife fight in which Lukasz takes five cuts all the way up his arm. He's hurt badly but doesn't flinch for a minute.

London Bridge attacker's body to be buried in Pakistan

  London Bridge attacker's body to be buried in Pakistan The body of Usman Khan, who killed two people in a terrorist attack in London Bridge, has been released by the City of London coroner and has been flown to Pakistan. © Other Usman Khan was one of nine members of a terror group that plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange Officials at Islamabad International Airport confirmed to Sky News that the 28-year-old's body had been flown out from the UK on a passenger plane on Thursday afternoon and arrived in Pakistan on Friday morning.

The breaking news right now is an alleged “ terrorist attack” on London Bridge . The man was set upon by the public, disarmed and held until armed police arrived, at which point he was shot dead. There is video, it is hardly graphic, but if you’re easily disturbed by violence this is your fair warning

A HERO today ripped a 5ft narwhal tusk off a wall to fight off the London Bridge knife attacker as terror struck the heart of the capital. London Mayor Sadiq Khan this afternoon paid tribute to the brave emergency services as well as the "breathtaking heroism of members of the public who literally

"He's then joined by two or three others, and now overwhelmed by numbers the assailant goes down the stairs."

a blurry photo of a woman: Usman Khan was shot dead by armed officers © PA Usman Khan was shot dead by armed officers

After another fight in the building's foyer, Khan, 28, breaks through the doors onto the steps outside.

Mr Williamson added: "Lukasz is right behind him. He is hurting badly and has lost the strength in his left arm but he was there until the end."

According to reports, Lukasz is set to receive an official honour in his native Poland, recognising his "sacrifice and courage".

FILE - In this image made from Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, video provided by @HLOBlog, a bystander runs with a knife, after an incident on London Bridge in London. The people who used a fire extinguisher and even a 5-foot (1.52 meter) narwhal tusk Friday to fight back against an attacker who stabbed two people to death and wounded three others by the London Bridge was a reminder of how ordinary people can take extraordinary actions in efforts to save themselves and others. (@HLOBlog via AP, File) © ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this image made from Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, video provided by @HLOBlog, a bystander runs with a knife, after an incident on London Bridge in London. The people who used a fire extinguisher and even a 5-foot (1.52 meter) narwhal tusk Friday to fight back against an attacker who stabbed two people to death and wounded three others by the London Bridge was a reminder of how ordinary people can take extraordinary actions in efforts to save themselves and others. (@HLOBlog via AP, File)

London Bridge has reopened in both directions, although the northbound carriageway is reduced to one lane due to ongoing police investigations.

A vigil is due to be held will be held to pay tribute to the victims of the attack and to honour the emergency services and members of the public who responded to the incident.

Mayor Sadiq Khan will be among those at the remembrance service at Guildhall Yard, where Londoners will be able to lay flowers.

A police officer places a floral tribute near the scene of a stabbing on London Bridge, in London, Britain, December 1, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville © Thomson Reuters A police officer places a floral tribute near the scene of a stabbing on London Bridge, in London, Britain, December 1, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

It comes as West Midlands Police said a 34-year-old man arrested in Stoke-on-Trent on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts has been recalled to prison due to a suspected breach of his licence conditions.

Officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit arrested the man after a search of his home address on Saturday and inquiries into the suspected offences are continuing.

The force has said there is no information to suggest that the arrested man was involved in the incident at London Bridge.

Man arrested in Stoke-on-Trent on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts not linked to London Bridge .
Police made the arrest following a wider ongoing review of existing licence conditions of convicted terrorism offenders. It said a 34-year-old man was arrested in Stoke-on-Trent on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.It confirmed there was no information to suggest that the arrested man was involved in the attack at London Bridge on Friday. It added that there was no immediate risk to public safety.Two properties searchedForensic officers outside a property in Stoke-on-Trent.

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