Polish porter who fought terrorist Usman Khan says he 'acted instinctively' to stop 'sad and pointless attack'

THE hero Polish porter who battled a knife-wielding terrorist with a pole has said he "acted instinctively".

Brave Lukasz Koczocik was stabbed five times as he bravely took Usman Khan head-on after the convicted terrorist knifed two people to death near London Bridge on Friday.



The Pole hadn't hesitated on Friday afternoon when he heard screams coming from a room in Fishmongers' Hall – rushing to tackle the convicted terrorist.

Thanks to Lukasz's bravery, Khan, 28, was pinned to the ground after killing two people – shot by police while wearing a fake suicide vest.

He was rushed to hospital after suffering brutal slash injuries in the attack but has since been released.

In a statement released through the police tonight, Lukasz said he "acted instinctively" and sent his condolences to the families and victims of "this sad and pointless attack".

He said: "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."

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