Lion of London Bridge denied compensation
A citizen risks his life to subdue terrorists, and is treated worse than the terrorists themselves. That is English justice in 2019.
A LONDONER dubbed the Lion of London Bridge after he took on terrorists while shouting “f*** you, I’m Millwall” has been denied compensation for his injuries because of past criminal convictions.
Roy Larner, 49, was violently slashed in the arm and the back of his head when he took on three jihadis that killed eight people in the London Bridge terror attack in June 2017.
He appeared on TV to share his story on how he took on the attackers after he spent 12 days in hospital where he got 80 stitches in his head, ear, arms and hands. But despite others being entitled to damages from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, set up to take care of victims of crime, Londoner Mr Larner is not.
Mr Larner told The Sun: “I just want to re-build my life and had hoped some compensation might get me back on my feet.
“I’m gutted to have been rejected. But despite everything, I’d not hesitate in doing the same thing again.”
An inquest into the victims of the attack was shown footage of Mr Larner being brutally stabbed after fighting back against the jihadis.
Describing the attack, he previously said: “They had these long knives and started shouting about Allah. Then it was, “Islam, Islam, Islam.
“Like an idiot I shouted back at them. I thought; I need to take the p**s out of these b******s.
“I took a few steps towards them and said, ‘f*** you, I’m Millwall’.
“So they started attacking me.”
While in hospital, Mr Larner was pictured propping himself up in bed with a ‘learn to run’ manual that had been issued to him by friends.
His friends later said the manual displayed “our south-east London sense of humour”.
We hope the next Prime Minister finds a way to deliver compensation to this brave English patriot.