August 6, 2020

Boris Johnson hails convicted killer who fought off London Bridge terrorist with narwhal tusk & says he may get medal


A CONVICTED assassin who helped combat off the London Bridge with a narwhal tusk could possibly be in line for a medal for his “gallantry”.

Steven Gallant, 42, could possibly be in line for a gong after Boris Johnson praised his bravery whereas preventing off Usman Khan within the assault final November.

Steve Gallant poses alongside Jack Merritt, who was killed within the London Bridge terror assault
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Gallant helped to carry Khan again after chasing him on to London Bridge
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Labour’s Karl Turner requested Mr Johnson to pay tribute to his Hull East constituent for taking over the fanatic who killed Jack Merritt, 25 and Saskia Jones, 23.

Talking within the Commons at PMQs Mr Turner stated: “In 2005, my constituent Steven Gallant did a nasty factor for which he’s serving a life sentence in jail. However on November 29 he was the third man on London Bridge.

“He wrestled the knife-wielding murderous terrorist to the bottom in order that police marksmen may shoot him lifeless. Steven is rightly serving life in jail.

“However will the Prime Minister congratulate and pay tribute to Steven for his bravery that day, which little question saved lives?”

The Prime Minister replied: “I’m misplaced in admiration for the bravery of Steven Gallant and certainly others who went to the help of members of the general public on that day and fought a really decided terrorist.

“It’s not for the Authorities to resolve these items however it’s my hope that that gallantry will sooner or later be recognised within the correct method.”

Utilizing a chair and narwhal tusk handed to him by civil servant Darryn Frost, Gallant helped to carry Khan again after chasing him on to London Bridge.


Gallant was one among two males convicted of killing Barrie Jackson in Hull, East Yorkshire, in 2005.

He had been allowed out on licence on the day of the assault for the primary time since he was jailed for at least 17 years and remains to be behind bars.

Gallant and James Gilligan had been jailed for finishing up a revenge assault on 33-year-old ex-fireman Mr Jackson.


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