Friday 27 December 2019 4:37 AM UTC
LONDON Dec 27: The heroes who tackled the London Bridge terrorist are to be awarded the UK’s highest bravery medals for civilians, according to reports.
Darryn Frost, 38, and John Crilly, 48, held off knifeman Usman Khan with a narwhal tusk and a fire extinguisher after the terrorist launched an attack at Fishmongers’ Hall in London on November 29.
The pair will receive either the George Cross of the Queen’s Gallantry Medal, according to the Sun.
The Prime Minister’s Spokesman reportedly suggested that the men were likely to get their awards next year, describing them as: “The very best of the British people.”
the London Bridge attacker was armed with two knives strapped to his arms, and this is how members of the public took him down:
He told the newspaper: “The Prime Minister and the country have huge admiration for the courage they showed.”
Mr Frost and Mr Crilly, who was on licence for manslaughter, chased Khan down London Bridge after he fatally stabbed Cambridge graduates Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25.
The brave duo were joined by tour guides Thomas Gray, 24 and Stevie Hurst, 34, Polish kitchen porter Kukasz Koczocik, 38 and a British Transport Policeman.
After the terrorist was subdued, Kham was shot dead by armed officers.
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