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Pictured: ‘Hero’ kitchen porter who fought London Bridge attacker

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Pictures have emerged of the man who helped tackle the London Bridge terrorist moments after he fought off the attacker, amid reports he is set to be awarded a police bravery medal.

Kitchen worker Lukasz has been hailed a hero for trying to stop Usman Khan's deadly rampage despite having being stabbed five times.

The Polish national, who was working at Fishmongers' Hall where Khan launched his attack, said he "acted instinctively" after using a pole to fight off the terrorist along with several other members of the public.

Image: Lukasz was pictured walking away from the scene with an emergency service worker
TOPSHOT - Police assist an injured man near London Bridge in London, on November 29, 2019 after reports of shots being fired on London Bridge. - The Metropolitan Police on Friday said several people were injured and a man was held after a stabbing near London Bridge in the centre of the British capital. (Photo by DANIEL SORABJI / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL SORABJI/AFP via Getty Images)
Image: The Polish national was stabbed five times in the attack

Photographs taken on the day of the attack – which left two people dead and three others injured before Khan was shot dead by police – show Lukasz wrapped in a foil blanket as he is led away from the scene by an emergency service worker.

In a statement issued by police, he described how he and several other people tried to stop Khan attacking people inside Fishmongers' Hall.

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Police assist an injured man near London Bridge in London, on November 29, 2019 after reports of shots being fired on London Bridge. - The Metropolitan Police on Friday said several people were injured and a man was held after a stabbing near London Bridge in the centre of the British capital. (Photo by DANIEL SORABJI / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL SORABJI/AFP via Getty Images)
Image: Lukasz said he 'acted instinctively'

"I did this using a pole I found. Someone else was holding a narwhal tusk," he said.

"The man attacked me, after which he left the building. A number of us followed him out but I stopped at the bollards of the bridge.

Terrorist is subdued by public with fire extinguisher and tusk
Man fends off terrorist with whale tusk

"I had been stabbed and was later taken to hospital to be treated. I am thankful that I have now been able to return home.

"When the attack happened, I acted instinctively. I am now coming to terms with the whole traumatic incident and would like the space to do this in privacy, with the support of my family."

Sky News has been told of the extraordinary story of Lukasz who was working at Fishmongers' Hall when Usman Khan launched his attack.
London Bridge: The extraordinary story of Lukasz

At least 10 members of the public were involved in battling Khan and they are reportedly in line for national police bravery medals under plans being considered by Home Office ministers.

Officials believe the medals could be a way of recognising the role of Read More – Source