Calls to honour Borough Market hero who 'stuck it to terrorist' and got stabbed five times saving others

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

Friends of a man who was reportedly caught up in the London Bridge terror attack when he ‘stuck it’ to the attackers have called on him to receive an MBE for his bravery.

Millwall fan Roy Larner is said by pals to have suffered knife wounds on his head, neck, back and fingers when he selflessly defended others from the three killers.

They say he survived the attack but is believed to be in intensive care after undergoing emergency surgery in hospital.

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His friend Simon Willoughby has now called for Mr Larner, from South London, to be honoured for his actions.

He wrote on Facebook: “Yesterday when the terrorist attacked he went an stuck it to them and saved a persons life, but in doing so got stabbed five times in the head, neck, back, front and cut all his fingers and at present is in intensive care! #Legend”.

The post was shared over 18,000 times and now Jayne Jacob has set up a Crowdfunding page to raise money for Mr Larner, who she describes as a “hero”.

She wrote: “Roy got caught up in the terror attack at London Bridge and was badly injured whilst protecting lives.

Mr Larner was reportedly stabbed while protecting others from three terrorists (Rex)

“He is now in St. Thomas’s hospital in intensive care.

“A Millwall supporter and in my mind a proper hero and deserves our support and aid to help him on his recovery.”

The petition has so far raised over £5,000 – smashing the £500 it was set up to raise.

The three terrorists responsible for Saturday’s deadly attack were shot dead by armed police officers.

Seven people were killed as the men – who are now known to police – ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people at nearby Borough Market indiscriminately.

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