A Polish kitchen employee who battled London terrorist Usman Khan wielding a ceremonial pike has been hailed by his boss for his life-saving braveness.
Lucasz Koczocik whipped the 5ft lance off the wall when he heard chilling screams whereas washing glasses within the basement of Fishmonger’s Corridor on Friday.
The heroic employee charged at 28-year-old Khan and thrust the pike into the attacker’s chest earlier than participating him in a single minute of ‘kill or be killed’ fight.
Mr Koczocik was then aided by two others, one with a narwhal tusk, the opposite with a hearth extinguisher, in battling the terrorist by means of the halls of the historic constructing.
Doorman Gary sought to cease Khan escaping into the road and upkeep man, Andy – a former policeman – was stabbed within the chest whereas blocking the door.
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Lucasz Koczocik (pictured) grabbed maintain of a 5ft lance when he heard chilling screams whereas washing glasses at Fishmonger’s Corridor on Friday
Mr Koczocik charged at 28-year-old Khan and thrust the pike into the attacker’s chest earlier than participating him in a single minute of ‘kill or be killed’ fight (pictured: Mr Koczocik along with his girlfriend Kasia)
Commodore Toby Williamson, CEO of Fishmongers Corridor, informed the BBC: ‘He is the man (Mr Koczocik) who cleans the glasses down within the basement and that is precisely what he was doing when he hears this scream.
‘The scream was so loud that, as a primary aider, he makes a alternative. He goes in direction of the difficulty. He will get there on the primary ground of the constructing simply behind me and it is fairly clear that there is a unhealthy man.
‘He is bought two knives in his palms, there’s blood, there’s screams, there’s chaos.
‘Lucasz pulls off the wall this lengthy stick, he prices in direction of the unhealthy man, and he impacts him on the chest and there is clearly one thing right here that’s protecting and it does not make any type of influence.
‘However he is shopping for time. He permits others to flee, to maneuver to adjoining rooms. At that time he is bought about one-minute of one-on-one straight fight.’
Cdre Williamson described how Khan managed to dodge and work his method up Mr Koczocik’s pole, slashing 5 wounds into the porter’s left aspect.
However then two different males concerned within the charity got here in and joined the combat with a hearth extinguisher and a narwhal tusk.
Two of the opposite males who aided Mr Koczocik tackled the terrorist on London Bridge with a narwhal tusk and a hearth extinguisher
Cdre Williamson described how a brutal showdown spilled into the nice corridor. Khan tried to flee down the principle staircase to the front-door.
However he was unable to get out as a result of the doorman, Gary, is holding the door quick in order that one other employee, Daybreak, can ring the emergency providers.
At this level Khan shifted his consideration to 2 cloakroom women, Alla and Sandra, who Cdre Williamson mentioned had a ‘hell of a time.’
However by this stage Mr Koczocik is again ‘main the cost’ after which upkeep man Andy, an ex-policeman and ‘fairly cool buyer’, joins the melee.
Mr Koczocik beforehand photographed London Bridge in 2015 after it gave the impression to be have been cleared by emergency providers in an unknown incident. He captioned it: ‘Bomb assault on London bridge.’
Mr Koczocik in a latest social media put up. Cdre Williamson described how Khan managed to dodge and work his method up Mr Koczocik’s pole, slashing 5 wounds into the porter’s left aspect. Mr Koczocik was launched from hospital on Saturday
Andy was stabbed by means of the chest by Khan, however nonetheless paused for a second, reluctant to permit the carnage to spill out onto the road, earlier than realising he must relent.
Khan fell out onto the road and with Mr Koczocik barrelled straight out of the brink after the terrorist.
He was backed by the person wielding the narwhal tusk and the one with hearth extinguisher in pursuing Khan down London Bridge.
Footage confirmed the lads bravely going after Khan with different members of the general public earlier than he was tackled to the bottom.
Khan was shot within the chest by armed cops shortly afterwards. He had been sporting a mock suicide vest.
One of many bystanders on London Bridge was seen holding a knife (left) which appeared to have been taken from the suspect. One other man – believed to be the knifeman – may very well be seen mendacity on the bottom, near a knife (circled, proper)
The heinous assault noticed two Cambridge graduates, Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25, who have been working on the prisoner’s rehabilitation convention, murdered.
Yesterday it emerged Mr Koczocik was being put ahead for an official honour in Poland, acknowledging his ‘sacrifice and braveness’.
Cdre Williamson mentioned that Mr Koczocik had been launched from hospital on the Saturday following the assault.