Hero Doorman Saves Lives By Throwing Bottles And Glasses At Terrorists
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A heroic doorman saved lives by chucking bar stools, bottles and glasses at the London Bridge attackers, forcing them to walk towards the armed police.
The bouncer, known as Ozzy, launched items at the terrorists after seeing them attacking a woman with a knife outside the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market.
The 28-year-old told the Sun: "I heard a serious amount of screaming and commotion coming from the street.
"Me and a few of the doormen went to see what had happened. We saw three guys in camouflage trousers stabbing this woman.
"They were all surrounding her and knifing her repeatedly . . . about ten times. They suddenly looked up and started running towards other individuals."
Ozzy initially ran from the scene, before coming back to see if he could help.
According to a friend, he said: "I realised I had to do something. If I hadn't turned back there were so many people caught up in the panic there would have been more hurt.
"Me and another guy started launching bar stools, bottles and glasses at them to try and disrupt them.
"It was completely chaotic, like a war zone. They ran through the barrage and we deflected them and they literally ran straight into the cops, who shot them."
The attackers were taken down by armed cops within eight minutes of them receiving a call. However, in that short space of the time the three men killed seven people and injured dozens more.
A friend of the bouncer told the paper: "Ozzy is an absolute hero - he deserves a medal."
He's not the only person to be hailed a hero following the atrocious attacks in the capital. A London cabbie, Aksha Patel, shared a story about one of his brave passengers who had used her body to barricade the entrance, while people escaped through a back door.
Credit: Sky News
He said in an interview with Sky News: "There were two passengers, apparently they came out of the Black and Blue restaurant, and how they described to me was they were preventing the guys from getting into the restaurant.
"She actually knew that they were bad people, basically, and they tried to break in.
"She managed to hold the door for a few seconds. Then they were overpowered so they managed to escape through a rear door - possibly saving a good 20 people's lives."
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