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Heroic Man Stamped On London Bridge Attacker's Arm To Get Knife

Heroic Man Stamped On London Bridge Attacker's Arm To Get Knife

He downplayed his courageous act saying it was 'what any Londoner would do'

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

A hero who waded in and helped take down the London Bridge attacker has downplayed his actions, saying he only did 'what any Londoner would do'.

Thomas Gray, 24, was one of a number of men who ran towards the attacker and helped disarm him.


Gray said he stepped on the suspect's wrist to force him to drop one of the knives he was carrying.

The attacker killed two people and injured three more, before police arrived on the scene and shot him.

Gray, a tour firm manager, said he was driving on London Bridge with his colleague when he saw people running.

After spotting what was happening, Gray said he stopped the car, got out and ran towards the man who had been tackled down to the ground by 'five or six other blokes'.

Speaking to ITV Gray said: "He had two knives on him, one in each hand, and it looked like they were taped to his hands.

"I stamped on his left wrist while someone else smacked his hand on the ground and kicked one of the knives away.

"I went to pick up the knife when I heard a cop say, 'he has got a bomb'. I then got back and hid behind a school bus which was full of kids at the time."

Gray says he heard cops fire 'two or three shots' before the man fell to the ground.

He said: "I then heard a fourth one and then a pop and a bang, followed by 'run, run, run'. I turned and ran and then heard a volley of shots from behind us."

Shunning the 'hero' label, Gray added: "I was brought up on rugby and the rule is 'one in, all in'. I did what any Londoner would do and tried to put a stop to it."


Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has praised the heroic actions of those who helped take the suspect down, saying they had shown 'extreme courage'.

Police have confirmed that two people died and three more were injured in the attack - as yet, the identity of the victims has not been released.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: uk news