Hero Taxi Driver Tried To Knock Down Attackers On London Bridge

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A hero taxi driver tried to stop London terror attackers as they brandished 12-inch knives at civilians on London Bridge tonight.

As the Met Police confirm the incidents at both London Bridge and nearby Borough Market as terror-related, and reports of seven unconfirmed civilian casualties have been issued, eyewitness accounts of the bravery of Londoners are being shared across the media.

One taxi driver attempted to stop three perpetrators armed with 12-inch hunting knives, after a white transit van mowed down 20 people on London Bridge.

Speaking to LBC, the cabbie said:

I thought, ‘I’m gonna try and hit him, I’m gonna try and knock him down’. I spun the cab round, I was about to ram one of them, but he sidestepped and three police officers came running towards them with their batons drawn.

I was shouting at everybody, just get away from the area, stay back, just run the other way. There were a good few hundred people out there.

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The driver, who chose not to identify himself, continued to describe the atrocity:

He’s veered across the road towards the right hand of where Southwark Cathedral is and rammed it where the steps are.

He just rammed it towards them, wedged it in between the lamppost and the steps and so he’s hit people there. They’ve jumped out of the van and started stabbing people randomly. There was a scattering of people.

Eye-witnesses have corroborated the cabbie’s account. One of the casualties is reportedly a police officer. The police response to the incident is ongoing and authorities urge the public to avoid the affected areas.

A stabbing at Vauxhall has since been confirmed as unrelated.

Our thoughts are with all affected by these unspeakable acts of violence.


Francesca Donovan

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.