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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

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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.

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Lukasz Koczocik, the Fishmongers' Hall porter who fought off London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan with a pole, said he 'acted instinctively' and has sent Polish kitchen worker Lukasz Koczocik who was stabbed five times as he battled London Bridge killer Usman Khan with a 5ft ceremonial lance says

The London Bridge attacker has been named as convicted terrorist Usman KhanCredit: PA:Press This hero tore a 5ft narwahl tusk off the wall to fight the killer on London BridgeCredit: The Sun. There were maybe a few men together all with dark jackets and in the end I realised they were three

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.

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"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.

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