Business journalist Geoff Ho of the Sunday Express was one of the heroes who helped prevent more lives being lost when he was caught up in the London Bridge terror attacks.
He is recovering in hospital after one of the trio of attackers stabbed him in the neck, but he wasn't going to let them get away with it as he used his martial arts on the terrorists to fend them off and stopped them from stabbing more people.
“The people who attacked me were not representative of Islam and my Muslim friends – with whom I stand in solidarity.”
Geoff – seen covered in blood being led away by the emergency services – puts his survival and that of those he defended down to his martial arts expertise.
Source:The Daily Express
Geoff was having a quiet drink and something to eat when the fanatics burst into the steak restaurant "The Black and Blue" in Borough Market. People hid under tables or froze to the spot but he acted quickly to tackle them. Geoff has urged people to be strong in the face of these threats.
Using his years of counter attack training in kung fu and kickboxing, he fought them off with other diners, until the police arrived soon after. He is unavailable to the media at the moment and wishes to have privacy for this family, but when he is out of hospital he will be available for comment by the press, and thanks well wishers for their support.
One of his true Muslim friends has set up a fundraising page on his behalf on gofundme which is one of the top trending campaigns currently. Keith from Castle Comfort Stairlifts who is often in London on stairlift business felt it to be an important cause and so has made a donation to the page which will go to the London Air Ambulance and the Red Cross. You can also make a donation by clicking on his picture below.