Chef called Lukasz grabbed a narwhal tusk and used it to tackle London Bridge terrorist

Hero Polish chef called Lukasz who fought London Bridge terrorist with a 5ft narwhal tusk after grabbing it off the wall at Fishmongers Hall is being treated in hospital for stab wounds

  • Lukasz tried to pin knifeman Usman Khan, 28, down using the tusk as the attacker stabbed his hand 
  • One man and one woman were killed in yesterday’s attack near to Bank Station, and three others were injured.
  • Comes after tour guide Thomas Gray, 24, was revealed as one of the heroes who helped to disarm the attacker
  • Do you know Lukasz? If so, email jemma.carr@mailonline.co.uk or call 02036153649

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The hero chef at Fishmongers’ Hall who grabbed a narwhal tusk to fight off a knifeman is recovering in hospital after the London Bridge terror attack.  

Lukasz, originally from Poland, tried to pin down knifeman Usman Khan, 28, who wore a fake suicide vest, using a five-foot narwhal tusk he took from the wall of Fishmongers’ Hall yesterday.

A friend of of Lukasz’s told The Mirror: ‘The staff have been asked not to say too much, but I’ve his number and he’s still in hospital.  

One man – identified as Cambridge graduate Jack Merritt, 25 – and one woman were killed in yesterday’s attack, and three others were injured. 

Video exclusively obtained by the Daily Mail shows Lukasz using the narwhal tusk as he and a group of men try to pin down the attacker.

The Queen today praised the ‘brave individuals who put their own lives at risk to selflessly help and protect others’ during yesterday’s attack.

Hero Lukasz’s colleague, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Times: ‘Lukasz grabbed a nearby pole and ran at him, getting stabbed in the hand in the process but continued to pin him down.

‘Being stabbed didn’t stop him giving him a beating. Lukasz is a hero.’

Lukasz is thought to have suffered from cuts but is not critically injured.

A chef at Fishmongers’ Hall who grabbed a narwhal tusk to fight off a knifeman is the latest hero to be identified in the London Bridge terror attack

Thomas Gray (pictured) has described the moment he confronted the London Bridge attacker and stamped on his hand, forcing him to release one of two kitchen knives

Another of the heroes of yesterday's attack is a convicted murderer out on day release, James Ford (pictured), it emerged

Thomas Gray (left) has described the moment he confronted the London Bridge attacker and stamped on his hand, forcing him to release one of two kitchen knives. Another of the heroes of yesterday’s attack is a convicted murderer out on day release, James Ford (right), it emerged

Pictured: Stevie Hurst

His colleague at Small Car Big City, Stevie Hurst, told BBC Radio 5 that he ran towards the terrorist and kicked him in the head 

This comes after fearless tour guide Thomas Gray, 24, was revealed as one of the heroes who helped to disarm the attacker.

Mr Gray described the moment he confronted the London Bridge attacker and stamped on his hand, forcing him to release one of two kitchen knives.

He and a colleague, who had been driving tourists around the capital in classic Mini Coopers, had been travelling over London Bridge to pick up some more customers at a hotel when they saw the knifeman being pinned to the floor.

Mr Gray and his colleague then bravely got out of their vehicles to help, as three other men attempted to keep the attacker on the ground.

He said: ‘There were three big blokes grappling with another man and had him on the floor. I asked what was going on and someone said the man on the ground had just stabbed two women.

‘I saw that he had two kitchen knives with blades about 8-inches long. One in each hand. One of the knives appeared to be attached to his hand by duct tape. 

‘I stamped as hard as I could on his other wrist to make him let go of the knife and as he released it someone else kicked it away.

‘He was saying “get off me” but we told him “no f***ing way is that happening”. The police were on the scene very quickly. The knifeman appeared to reach for something in bag and the police warned us to move away saying he had a gun.

Hero Lukasz's colleague, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Times : 'Lukasz grabbed a nearby pole and ran at him, getting stabbed in the hand in the process but continued to pin him down'

Hero Lukasz’s colleague, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Times : ‘Lukasz grabbed a nearby pole and ran at him, getting stabbed in the hand in the process but continued to pin him down’

Lukasz's colleague added: 'Being stabbed didn't stop him giving him a beating. Lukasz is a hero.' Lukasz is thought to have suffered from cuts but is not critically injured

Lukasz’s colleague added: ‘Being stabbed didn’t stop him giving him a beating. Lukasz is a hero.’ Lukasz is thought to have suffered from cuts but is not critically injured

The Queen today praised the 'brave individuals who put their own lives at risk to selflessly help and protect others' during yesterday's attack. Pictured: Lukasz pointing the tusk at the attacker

The Queen today praised the ‘brave individuals who put their own lives at risk to selflessly help and protect others’ during yesterday’s attack. Pictured: Lukasz pointing the tusk at the attacker

‘Whether or not he did or whether the police were just trying to get us to move away, I don’t know. I saw the police shoot him three or four times and then heard a dull thud.’ 

His colleague at Small Car Big City, Stevie Hurst, told BBC Radio 5 that he ran towards the terrorist and kicked him in the head.

‘I felt compelled to jump out of the car and go and see what the situation was’, he said. 

‘So everyone was on top of him trying to bundle him to the ground.

‘We saw that the knife was still in his hand, he was covered in blood. I just put a foot in to try and kick him in the head, we were trying to do as much as we could to try and dislodge the knife from his hand so he wouldn’t harm anyone else’. 

Another brave passerby, later confirmed to be a plain-clothed British Transport Police officer, had been walking on the other side of the bridge, and risked his own safety by running through traffic and jumping over a central partition to tackle the knifeman. 

The man was later seen holding one of two kitchen knives Khan had brandished moments before the assailant was shot dead by armed police.

Chief Constable Paul Crowther, of British Transport Police, said: ‘This morning I spoke with the British Transport Police officer who bravely ran towards danger yesterday afternoon.

‘The courageous actions he took when faced with the horrors of this attack are remarkable.

‘He, as well as other members of the public, should be extremely proud of what they did to stop this man on London Bridge.’

Fishmongers’ Hall was hosting a prisoner rehabilitation conference organised by the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University.

The Queen has sent 'thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to all those who have lost loved ones' in the London Bridge attack

The Queen has sent ‘thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to all those who have lost loved ones’ in the London Bridge attack

Fishmongers' Hall was hosting a prisoner rehabilitation conference organised by the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University. Khan is believed to have been invited to the event to share his experiences as a former prisoner. Lukasz (left) with the tusk used to pin Khan down

Fishmongers’ Hall was hosting a prisoner rehabilitation conference organised by the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University. Khan is believed to have been invited to the event to share his experiences as a former prisoner. Lukasz (left) with the tusk used to pin Khan down

A man can be seen holding a knife on London Bridge during the incident

A man lies on London Bridge following the incident that saw a huge police response

One of the bystanders on London Bridge was seen holding a knife (left) which appeared to have been taken from the suspect. Another man – believed to be the knifeman – could be seen lying on the ground, close to a knife (circled, right)

Khan is believed to have been invited to the event to talk about his experiences as a former prisoner.

Police were called to the north side of London Bridge at 1.58pm on Friday, after reports of a stabbing near Bank station and Fishmongers’ Hall.

The attack is thought to have begun inside the venue, police said, before the suspect left the building and headed towards London Bridge.

Here, the knifeman was confronted by several members of the public, who disarmed him before armed police took control and he was shot dead.

Another bystander can be seen brandishing a fire extinguisher in video footage of the aftermath of the attack.

Another hero of the attack is convicted murderer James Ford who was out on day release.

It is believed Ford rushed to the scene and tried to save the life of a woman victim of the terrorist. 

Now 42, Ford was jailed for life – with a minimum of 15 years – in April 2004 for the murder of a 21-year-old with learning difficulties.

Lukasz had reportedly grabbed the tusk from the wall of Fishmongers' Hall, which was hosting an event (stock image)

Lukasz had reportedly grabbed the tusk from the wall of Fishmongers’ Hall, which was hosting an event (stock image)

The Metropolitan Police has named convicted terrorist Usman Khan, pictured, as the man responsible for the London Bridge Terror attack which claimed two lives

The Metropolitan Police has named convicted terrorist Usman Khan, pictured, as the man responsible for the London Bridge Terror attack which claimed two lives

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick confirmed two people, a man and a woman, had died as a result of the attack.

A further three people – a man and two women – were also injured and remain in hospital, Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said.

Early on Saturday morning, Mr Basu confirmed the suspect to be Mr Khan and said officers had been carrying out searches at an address in Staffordshire. 

Police also confirmed the suspect was already known to authorities, and was convicted in 2012 for terrorism offences before being released from prison on licence in December 2018.

A statement said: ‘We are now in a position to confirm the identity of the suspect as 28-year-old Usman Khan, who had been residing in the Staffordshire area. As a result, officers are, tonight, carrying out searches at an address in Staffordshire.

Lukasz's collegue, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Times : 'Lukasz grabbed a nearby pole and ran at him, getting stabbed in the hand in the process but continued to pin him down'

Lukasz’s collegue, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Times : ‘Lukasz grabbed a nearby pole and ran at him, getting stabbed in the hand in the process but continued to pin him down’ 

The narwhal is a medium-sized whale that possesses a large "tusk" from a protruding canine tooth

The narwhal is a medium-sized whale that possesses a large ‘tusk’ from a protruding canine tooth 

‘This individual was known to authorities, having been convicted in 2012 for terrorism offences. He was released from prison in December 2018 on licence and clearly, a key line of enquiry now is to establish how he came to carry out this attack. 

‘Tragically, two people – a man and a woman – were killed during the attack. Three others – a man and two women – were also injured and remain in hospital.

‘The circumstances, as we currently understand them, are that the attacker attended an event earlier on Friday afternoon at Fishmonger’s Hall called ‘Learning Together’. We believe that the attack began inside before he left the building and proceeded onto London Bridge, where he was detained and subsequently confronted and shot by armed officers.

‘Extensive cordons are likely to remain in place for some time and I would ask the public to continue to avoid the area.’

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