Lion of London Bridge: Roy Larner, Millwall Hero Placed On Anti-Terror Watch List

The 'Lion of London Bridge' Roy Larner, 49,who was hailed a hero for fighting off knife-wielding jihadis during the terror attack in June 2017 said that he is now on an anti-terror watch list. 

Larner, who was enjoying a beer in the Black & Blue restaurant in Borough Market, in Southwark, south-east London, took on the Islamic knife murderers when they struck, killing eight innocent people, and injuring 38 more.

But Mr Larner who required surgery after being slashed multiple times in the head and neck by Rachid Redouane and Yousseff Zaghba, has since been placed on the Government's Prevent programme over fears that he could now become a right-wing extremist.

The attack left him with more than 80 stitches to his head, ear, arms and hands. 

Mr Larner said the attackers had shouted, 'This is for Allah,' and 'Islam, Islam, Islam,' when they struck. Even after being repeatedly stabbed and falling to the floor, CCTV footage showed Mr Larner bravely carried on the fight, raising his fists in defence. 

Mr. Larner, whose heroic actions undoubtedly saved lives, has had his name put forward for the George Cross, the highest award for civilian bravery. 

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