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Injured London Bridge hero Lukasz fought terrorist ‘right until the end’

Despite being stabbed five times by the London Bridge attacker, one of Friday's heroes fought with the terrorist "until the end" as he bought time for others to escape.

Sky News has been told of the extraordinary account of Lukasz who was working in the basement at Fishmongers' Hall when Usman Khan launched his deadly attack.

Saskia Jones, 23, and 25-year-old Jack Merritt were both killed as they worked on the prisoner rehabilitation conference that was being held at the venue.

However, the death toll could have been higher but for the actions of a number of bystanders.

Image: Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt were killed in the London Bridge attack

Describing the shocking incident, Fishmongers' Hall chief executive Toby Williamson hailed his colleague's actions.

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"You're not going to see Lukasz. Firstly he's too modest and secondly there's no camera footage," he said.

"He's washing up glasses in the basement. He hears the screams. He's first aid trained so he makes the conscious decision to go upstairs. It's pretty obvious what's happening.

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Sky News has been told of the extraordinary story of Lukasz who was working at Fishmongers' Hall when Usman Khan launched his attack.
Sky News has been told of Lukasz who was working at Fishmongers' Hall when Usman Khan launched his attack.

"The terrorist is brandishing two knives with victims all around screaming and people cornered.

"He pulls off the wall this narwhal tusk and takes the fight on. In the next minute he's on his own.

"He's buying time for others to escape. In that time he makes a stab towards the terrorist and knows something is wrong as he hits him in the chest and it bounces off.

Undated handout photo issued by West Midlands Police of Usman Khan, 20, one of nine members of an al Qaida-inspired terror group that plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange and build a terrorist training camp, who has been jailed for a minimum term of eight years. He has been named as the perpetrator of an attack on London Bridge on Friday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 30, 2019. See PA story POLICE LondonBridge. Photo credit should read: West Midlands Police/PA Wir
Image: Usman Khan was shot dead by armed officers
A photo has emerge o the Learning Together conference in Fishmongers' Hall before the London Bridge attack
Image: A photo from inside the Learning Together conference in Fishmongers' Hall, shortly before the attack

"He's got a vest on of some sort. At that point there's a vicious knife fight in which Lukasz takes five cuts all the way up his arm. He's hurt badly but doesn't flinch for a minute.

"He's then joined by two or three others, and now overwhelmed by numbers the assailant goes down the stairs."

After another fight in the building's foyer, Khan, 28, breaks through the doors on to the steps outside.

Man appears to fend off terrorist using a tusk
Image: Lukasz suffered five cuts as he took on the attacker

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