Kitchen porter speaks of 'unimaginable and tragic terrorist attack' at Fishmongers' Hall

04 December 2019 by
Kitchen porter speaks of 'unimaginable and tragic terrorist attack' at Fishmongers' Hall

A kitchen porter who was stabbed when he bravely confronted the terrorist who murdered two people at Fishmongers' Hall in London has spoken out about the incident.

Lukasz was cleaning glasses in the basement of the building when the attack began.

He said: "On the afternoon of Friday, 29 November, I was working at Fishmongers' Hall as normal when the unimaginable and tragic terrorist attack happened.

"I and several others tried to stop a man from attacking people inside the building. I did this using a pole I found. Someone else was holding a narwhal tusk.

"The man attacked me, after which he left the building. A number of us followed him out, but I stopped at the bollards of the bridge. I had been stabbed and was later taken to hospital to be treated. I am thankful that I have now been able to return home.

"When the attack happened, I acted instinctively. I am now coming to terms with the whole traumatic incident and would like the space to do this in privacy, with the support of my family.

"I would like to express my condolences to the families who have lost precious loved ones. I would like to send my best wishes to them and everyone effected by this sad and pointless attack."

Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, were murdered by convicted terrorist Usman Khan at a prisoner rehabilitation event at Fishmongers' Hall. Khan then ran onto London Bridge, where he was shot dead by armed police. Khan, 28, had been released from prison in 2018.

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