A heroic Millwall fan is recovering in hospital after fighting London Bridge terrorists with his bare hands.
Roy Larner saved lives after confronting two of the attackers, who killed seven people and injured dozens more during a horrific incident on Saturday night.
The attackers drove a van into crowds of people on London Bridge, before running through nearby Borough Market stabbing people as they went.
Speaking to The Sun, Roy revealed that he faced up to the attackers after they burst into the Black & Blue pub him and his friends were drinking in at the time.
While others around him panicked and ran, 47-year-old Roy shouted “Fuck you, I’m Millwall” before squaring up to three of the knife-wielding attackers.
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He said: “Like an idiot I shouted back at them. I thought, “I need to take the piss out of these bastards”.”
The Peckham resident added: “I took a few steps towards them and said, “Fuck you, I’m Millwall,” So they started attacking me.”
Roy took on three attackers by himself, punching wildy while being stabbed eight times in succession.
“I was on my own against all three of them, that’s why I got hurt so much. It was just me, trying to grab them with my bare hands and hold on. I was swinging.”
Roy added: “I got stabbed and sliced eight times. They got me in my head, chest and both hands. There was blood everywhere.”
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Thankfully, Roy survived the attack, and is currently expected to make a full recovery in hospital.
He’s since earned himself the nickname ‘the Lion of London Bridge’, referencing his beloved Millwall, and received countless tributes online.
In amongst the cards from well-wishers, his friends also surprised him with a ‘learn to run’ manual – a mark of a ‘south east London sense of humour’.
It’s one of the most courageous acts we’ve seen over recent times, and loaded wishes Roy a full and speedy recovery.