Brave British Transport Police Officer Fought Attackers “Armed Only With Baton”

Officer injured in London attack

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A British Transport Police officer bravely fought the London terror attackers with only a baton. The attack, which left seven dead, was orchestrated by three suspects. According to ABC Newsthe officer was injured in the line of duty and is now in stable condition. 

Chief Constable Paul Crowther said in a statement that the officer joined the force less than two years ago. “Having visited the officer in hospital shortly after he was admitted for treatment, I was able to hear his account of what happened last night," Crowther said, “Although he is seriously unwell, he was able to recount how he faced the attackers armed only with his baton, outside London Bridge station."

The three assailants hit pedestrians on the London Bridge and then stabbed people in Borough Market. All three suspects were shot and killed by police. Yesterday, two suspects were identified. The third was named today.

“The bravery he showed was outstanding and makes me extremely proud," Crowther said of the heroic officer. "He showed enormous courage in the face of danger, as did many others who were at the scene and rushed to help."


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