London Bridge terror attack: Taxi driver ‘hero’ tried to ‘ram’ terrorists with cab to stop atrocity

Driver told LBC radio that he did quick U-turn but men side-stepped him

Rachael Revesz
Sunday 04 June 2017 09:13
Taxi driver ‘hero’ tried to ‘ram’ terrorists with cab to stop attack

A taxi driver and eyewitness to the London Bridge terror attack explained how he tried to "ram" the men who were killing innocent civilians.

The driver, only known as Chris, told LBC Radio that he desperately tried to stop the attack.

"I said to the guy in my cab I was going to try and hit him, I was going to ram him.

"I turned around and tried, but he side-stepped me.

"I spun the cab round, I was about to ram one of them, but he side-stepped and three police officers came running towards them with their batons drawn.

As he drove down Borough High Street he saw a white van driving around 50 miles per hour when it deliberately ploughed into bystanders on the pavement. Chris did a quick U-turn to try and stop the men, who by now had exited their vehicle and were attacking people with knives.

"A van came from London Bridge itself, went between the traffic light system and rammed it towards the steps. It knocked loads of people down.

"Then three men got out with long blades, 12 inches long and went randomly along Borough High Street stabbing people at random. I saw a young girl stabbed in the chest.”

"Then there were two police officers running towards him with their batons drawn, they didn't know what was happening.

"There was a guy with a really long blade stabbing randomly people.

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"I told people to turn around and run away. It sickened me to the pit of my stomach. An absolute animal."

At least seven people have died and 48 are injured in the latest attack, which targeted a busy and popular spot in central London on a Saturday evening.

Metropolitan Police said the three attackers were shot and killed within eight minutes of the first call to emergency services.

The suspects were reportedly wearing fake suicide vests.

Police carried out our four controlled blasts in the London Bridge area within 26 minutes in the early hours of the morning.

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