Murderer who helped fight off London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan praised by Boris Johnson

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A convicted murderer who helped fight off London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan with a narwhal tusk could be in line for a medal as Boris Johnson has praised his 'gallantry'.

The Prime Minister told the Commons he was 'lost in admiration for the bravery' of Steven Gallant and others who helped members of the public during the attack last November.

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His remarks came after Labour's Karl Turner asked Mr Johnson to pay tribute to his Hull East constituent for taking on Usman Khan, who embarked on a killing spree armed with two knives.

Khan wore a fake suicide vest during his attack at the Learning Together rehabilitation project event at Fishmongers' Hall in central London. Course coordinators Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones died in the attack.

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Using a chair and narwhal tusk handed to him by civil servant Darryn Frost, Gallant helped to hold Khan back after chasing him onto London Bridge.

Gallant was one of two men convicted of killing Barrie Jackson in Hull, East Yorkshire, in 2005.

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He had been allowed out on licence on the day of the attack for the first time since his sentencing.

The 42-year-old, who was jailed for a minimum of 17 years and is still behind bars, helped restrain Khan on London Bridge before police shot the terrorist dead.

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Speaking in the Commons, Mr Turner said: 'In 2005, my constituent Steven Gallant did a bad thing for which he is serving a life sentence in prison....
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