Footage taken by a passersby has revealed the sheer instinctive guts and determination of those who confronted Usman Khan in the moments after he carried out his murderous attack inside Fishmongers’ Hall.
Two men can be seen cornering the terrorist on London Bridge armed only with the nearest objects which came to hand – a five-foot antique Narwhal tusk and a fire extinguisher.
As the fight spilled out onto London Bridge, and despite being stabbed three times by Khan, Lukasz used the tusk to prod and push him against a railing to prevent him escaping and causing further injury.
A man alongside him sprayed fire extinguisher foam over Khan to disorientate him further.
Amy Coop, a director of the TV soaps Hollyoaks and Doctors who attended the event, wrote on Twitter: “A guy who was with us at Fishmongers’ Hall took a 5ft narwhal tusk from the wall and went to confront the attacker.
“You can see him standing over the man with what looks like a white pole in the video. We were trying to help victims inside but that man’s a hero.”
I think a GM there is likely, no?
Passerby Thomas Gray, 24, leapt out of his classic Mini and helped wrestle Khan to the pavement before stamping on his wrist to release the knife from his hand.
Mr Gray described how the attacker brandished an eight inch knife in each hand.
“One thought was going through my mind – stop the dude. I’ve played rugby for most of my life and the rule on and off the pitch is ‘one in, all in’,” he told The Telegraph.
“I was just a Londoner doing my bit.
“Hats off to the six or seven guys who were there before me, they’re so brave. They were chasing him down the street with a silver fire extinguisher and that’s what drew my attention to him. He was being sprayed with foam.
“We could see it was something serious and we should try to fix it.”
After the attack, he said he “did the British thing and went to the pub” with his friend Stevie.
“We had a pint and shook it off then came back and let the police know I was here with the keys for the cars in case they wanted me to move one of them.”
And yes, very British.