Single police officer took on all three terrorists armed only with his baton

A British Transport Police (BTP) officer took on all three London Bridge terrorists - armed only with his baton - when they attacked central London on Saturday night, 3 June.

The rookie cop – who has been with the BTP for under two years – was one of the first responders on the scene and is fortunately now in a stable condition recovering in hospital, despite receiving stab wounds to his face, head and leg.

He heroically tried to stop the men on their stabbing rampage from London Bridge to Borough Market - a busy area of the city.  Seven people have been killed and many more injured including three other police officers, one of which was off duty and remains in a critical condition.  In addition, an off-duty Met officer, an amateur rugby player, was stabbed after tackling one of the three attackers – he remains in a critical condition.

BTP Chief Constable paid tribute to the 'enormous courage' of his colleague, after it was revealed his condition was stable, Paul Crowther said: "Having visited the officer in hospital shortly after he was admitted for treatment, I was able to hear his account of what happened. It became clear that he showed enormous courage in the face of danger, as did many others who were at the scene and rushed to help.

"Although he is seriously unwell, he was able to recount how he faced the attackers armed only with his baton, outside London Bridge station.  For an officer who only joined us less than two years ago, the bravery he showed was outstanding and makes me extremely proud."

Metropolitan Police Federation Chair Ken Marsh added: "There can be no doubt that the swift response of our colleagues – both armed and unarmed – saved further lives from being lost.  There are barely words to describe their bravery – officers who ran towards danger with no thought for their own safety.

"Londoners can rightly be proud of their emergency services. They are the best of the best and we thank everyone for their praise and kind comments."