Holly Willoughby Praises Brave Passer-by Who Attempted To Save PC Palmer's Life

A brave passer-by who attempted to save murdered PC Keith Palmer after the Westminster attack, was praised by Holly Willoughby for his heroic efforts.

Boxing coach Tony Davis used his coat to try and stem the flow of blood, after PC Palmer was stabbed. And, as he had no clean clothes with him, he took part in the interview wearing no shoes, a pair of jogging bottoms and one of Phillip Schofield's shirts.

Tony, who was in the capital on a boxing trip when he got caught up in the horrific attack, told the This Morning hosts that he didn't consider himself a hero.

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Speaking to Holly and Phil, he said: "I had my phone out, I was taking photos, I didn't realise there was a crash.

"I heard a fracas. I thought it was a demonstration. We were on the side of the barrier making our way to the exit. I saw some large chap brandishing two knives and attacking two policemen.

"I leapt over the fence, instinct kicked in.

"The assailant was coming toward us, I saw one of the marksmen, put three rounds in him."

Opening up about the moment he said PC Palmer in 'great difficulty', he said: "My natural instinct was get over there and give some assistance.

"Initially when he fell to the ground I put him in the recovery position. It didn't look too bad although he was bleeding. He had wound in his arm and on his ribcage.

"I've reviewed the footage and audio on my phone. For about 90 seconds, another guy called Mike came and joined him, there was lots of police around.

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"Maybe three and half minutes later, the MP Tobias Ellwood came in and took over CPR."

Holly heaped praise on him, calling him a hero, however, modest Tony, who served 22 years in the military, said: "Please, I'm not brave, I'm not a hero."

But Holly insisted: "We all hope, if we were in that situation that we'd do that and be brave, but you did."

It really is people like this who help restore your faith in humanity, isn't it?

Well done, Tony.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/The Morning

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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