A woman barricaded herself over a restaurant door as one of the London attackers tried to enter and heroically saved the lives of 20 people.
A brave woman used her body to barricade the door of the Black and Blue restaurant in London, in order to prevent the terrorists from entering.
Taxi driver Aksha Patel told Sky News how his passenger did this for a ‘few seconds’, which allowed people to escape out of the back doors of the restaurant.
Moments later, the terrorists overpowered her and broke in through the door, but luckily she managed to make an escape, the Telegraph reports.
The taxi driver said:
There was two passengers, they came out of the Black and Blue restaurant.
How they described it to me was they were preventing the guys from getting into the restaurant.
She knew they were bad people trying to break in.
She managed to hold the door for a few seconds but they overpowered her.
People managed to escape through the rear door so she saved maybe 20 peoples lives.
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The city saw many acts of bravery that night, with another taxi driver using his cab to knock down three suspected terrorists during the attack on London Bridge.
He told LBC he saw men armed with ’12-inch knives’ stabbing people ‘randomly’.
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 side-stepped 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.
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
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 4, 2017
Terrorists targeted London Bridge and Borough Market in coordinated attacks on Saturday June 3rd, shortly after 10pm.
Armed police were dispatched to the scene and within eight minutes, three male attackers were shot dead near the bridge.
Seven people have since been confirmed to have been killed in the attack and 48 people taken to hospital to be treated for injuries, after the depraved incident in central London.
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) June 3, 2017
It is believed a van ploughed into pedestrians onto the bridge, before men armed with knives exited the vehicle and proceeded to stab ‘randomly’ at citizens in the area.
Thoughts are with the victims and their families.