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Steven Gallant: Inmate who attacked Fishmongers’ Hall assailant will be released from prison | UK News

An unarmed inmate who tackled Fishmongers’ Hall attacker Usman Khan to the ground during his terrorist attack in November 2019 has been released by the Parole Board.

Khan, who was convicted of terrorist offenses, fatally stabbed Cambridge graduates Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, and injured three other people before running across London Bridge.

Carrying two large knives and a fake suicide belt, he was held on deck by three men, including Steven Gallant – a convicted murderer who was at large by day that day.

Khan was then shot dead by police.

A parole board spokesperson said: “We can confirm that a parole board panel ordered the release of Steven Gallant following an oral hearing.

“A panel will carefully examine a wide range of evidence, including details of the original crime and any evidence of behavior change, as well as explore the damage done and the impact the crime had on victims.”

The release decision is provisional for 21 days subject to any appeal by the Minister of Justice.

Steve Gallant took on Khan as the last carried out a massacre armed with two knives and a fake suicide vest on November 29.

He had been a serving prisoner who had been released on license for the day to participate in a nearby Learning Together rehabilitation project.

He said he had heard noises and went to investigate, defying “orders to stay in the conference room”.

“I could tell something was wrong and I had to help. I saw people injured. Khan was standing in the hall with two big knives in his hands,” he added.

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This notice was published: 2021-07-06 17:53:00

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