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World Queen grants rare royal pardon to murderer who fought off a terrorist knife attacker with a 5-foot narwhal tusk on London Bridge

15:16  18 october  2020
15:16  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 Jackson’s student son Jack, 21, said: “I have mixed emotions – but what happened at London Bridge goes to show the reality that people can

The man, who has not been identified, was said to have taken the five foot tusk from the wall of the central London venue, which had been hosting How hero bystander confronted the London Bridge terrorist with a 5 ft NARWHAL tusk he pulled off the wall of Fishmongers' Hall where killer began his

a blurry image of a person: Steve Gallant confronts convicted terrorist Usman Khan with a narwhal tusk on London Bridge in London, United Kingdom, on November 29, 2019. Twitter/Dan Walker © Twitter/Dan Walker Steve Gallant confronts convicted terrorist Usman Khan with a narwhal tusk on London Bridge in London, United Kingdom, on November 29, 2019. Twitter/Dan Walker
  • A murderer who confronted the London Bridge attacker with a narwhal tusk in 2019 will see his 17-year prison sentence reduced under a royal pardon, reports The Mirror.
  • Steve Gallant, 47, was jailed in 2005 after killing a former firefighter outside of a pub in the Northeastern city of Hull.
  • Gallant was on his day release at a conference organized to help rehabilitate prisoners when the attacker, convicted terrorist Usman Khan, fatally stabbed two people.
  • Gallant has received the royal prerogative of mercy by the Queen, for his "exceptionally brave actions...which helped save people's lives despite the tremendous risk to his own."
  • This is the first royal pardon for a convicted murderer in 25 years.
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A convicted murderer who used a narwhal tusk to confront the London Bridge attacker in 2019 will see his 17-year prison sentence reduced under a royal pardon, according to the Ministry of Justice.

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The London Bridge attacker has been named as convicted terrorist Usman KhanCredit: PA:Press A man grabbed a 5 ft tusk from the Fishmongers' Hall off London Bridge to attack terrorist Usman Director Amy Coop tweeted: "A guy who was with us at Fishmongers Hall took a 5 ’ narwhale tusk

The hero bystanders who subdued the London Bridge knife attacker included a chef who fought off the jihadist with an ornamental 5 - foot narwhal horn, according to In these grabs taken from video made available by @HLOBlog, a bystander runs with a knife , after an incident on London Bridge .

Steve Gallant, 47, was on his day release at a conference organized to help rehabilitate prisoners when the attacker, convicted terrorist Usman Khan, fatally stabbed two people in the Fishmongers' Hall, close to London Bridge last November.

Images of him chasing Khan across the bridge with a 5-foot narwhal tusk quickly spread around the world.

Gallant has received the royal prerogative of mercy by the Queen, for his "exceptionally brave actions ... which helped save people's lives despite the tremendous risk to his own," a spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice told the BBC. The last time a murderer received a royal pardon in the UK was 25 years ago.

The 47-year-old was jailed in 2005 after killing a former firefighter outside of a pub in the northeastern city of Hull. Under the pardon, he will be able to reduce his prison sentence by 10 months and can apply for parole in June 2021.

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Bystander chases London Bridge terrorist with 5 - foot Narwhal tusk . The other two close in and pin him down as another man is seen running in the other direction with attacker ’s large knife . A Polish chef named Łukasz has been identified by The Times as the man who was heroically brandishing the

A KILLER turned hero who risked his life in the London Bridge attack by tackling a terrorist with a whale tusk has been pardoned by the Queen . The decision to pardon a jailed murderer is unprecedented. Gallant, 42, will now have 10 months knocked off his 17-year sentence after being

In a surprising twist of events, the family of the killed firefighter, Barrie Jackson, has supported the decision.

"I have mixed emotions — but what happened at London Bridge goes to show the reality that people can change," Jackson's son, Jack, said, according to the Guardian. Jack also said he would not rule out meeting his father's killer in the future.

Gallant was one of a handful of civilians who tried to thwart the terrorist attack on the iconic bridge on November 29 and were praised for their heroism.

Khan, who had previously served a prison sentence for terrorism-related charges, had also been invited to the Learning Together event as a rehabilitating offender out on license.

At the event, the 28-year-old, who was wearing a fake explosive belt, pulled out a knife and started stabbing people, killing two of the conference coordinators, Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23.

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A convicted murderer was among ex-prisoners and members of the public who grappled with and grounded the London Bridge knife attacker before One man was armed with a fire extinguisher and another a 5 ft narwhal tusk as people at the scene surrounded the attacker , who was eventually

A freakin Narwhal tusk ! Don’t bring a knife to a tusk fight . In other videos looking down the bridge toward the fight you can also see the fire extinguisher set down next to railing. It's a true and rare blessing to be given the opportunity to stab and apprehend a terrorist with a fucking narwhal tusk .

He was later shot dead by police.

Gallant, who was inside Fishmonger's Hall at the time, took an antique 5-foot narwhal tusk from a wall to use as a weapon and chased the terrorist on to the bridge.

"I could tell something was wrong and had to help. I saw injured people. Khan was stood in the foyer with two large knives in his hands. He was a clear danger to all," Gallant later said, according to the BBC.

Merritt, who was a course coordinator for Learning Together, had mentored Gallant while he was behind bars. Gallant described him as a "role model and friend."

Merritt's father David, 55, said: "Steve 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," according to the Guardian.

Speaking about his conviction for murder, Gallant said: "It is right I was handed a severe penalty for my actions. Once I'd accepted my punishment, I decided to seek help. When you go to prison, you lose control of your life. Bettering yourself becomes one of the few things you can do while reducing the existing burden on society," the Guardian reported.

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The man who used a narwhal tusk to tackle the London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan has accused Donald Trump of “feeding terror” with his He described how in the weeks following the atrocity he had been racked with survivor’s guilt. Khan being tackled on London Bridge during the attack in November.

A man who fought off a terrorist in London Bridge with a narwhal tusk has criticised Donald Trump over his decision to kill an Iranian general. Darryn Frost, 38, said the US President’s decision to kill Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, Iraq, on January 3 in a drone strike was “feeding terror”.

"Steve feels a debt of gratitude to all those who helped him to achieve a royal prerogative of mercy. He is passionate about using his knowledge and experiences to help others steer away from crime," Gallant's solicitor, Neil Hudgell, said, according to the BBC.

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