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Hero Kitchen Porter Tackled London Bridge Attacker Before Heading Back To Work

Hero Kitchen Porter Tackled London Bridge Attacker Before Heading Back To Work

The man was on his lunch break when the shocking incident unfolded

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

One of the heroic men who stepped in to tackle the London Bridge terror attacker was a kitchen porter on his lunch break, who calmly went back to his shift after being caught up in the incident.

The man, named only as Mohammed, reportedly works in a nearby bar and was one of a number of men to rush towards the attacker on Friday.

The group, including one man carrying a narwhal tusk, were able to pin the man to the ground before police arrived.


Mohammed's boss told the Sun: "He was there. He held the guy down.

"The terrorist was pinned down to the floor.

"He was on his break. He came back afterwards to work.

"He didn't say anything. He went back to work. He was washing dishes."

According to reports, Mohammed gave a statement to police before returning to work.

Photographs taken at the scene showed a group of men approach the attacker, who was wearing a hoax bomb vest, and wrestle him to the ground.

One of the men, who reportedly stamped on the attacker's wrist to force him to drop the knife, modestly said getting involved was only 'what any Londoner would do'.


Thomas Grey, 24, told ITV: "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."

He modestly 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."

Praising those involved for their bravery, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "I want to thank the emergency services and members of the public for their immense bravery in responding to this suspected terrorist attack at London Bridge.

"This is an appalling incident and all my thoughts are with the victims and their families."

Two people were killed in the attack - Cambridge University employee Jack Merritt and graduate Saskia Jones - before police arrived and shot the terrorist dead.

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Topics: uk news