On June 3rd 2017 the world was shocked by the terror attacks on London Bridge and the surrounding area of Borough Market. Three terrorists armed with knives went on a rampage, first using a van as a weapon on London Bridge, then stabbing innocent bystanders until all three were shot dead by armed police officers. The attacked lasted just 8 minutes, but there were numerous casualties. Tragically seven people lost their lives but every attack victim that made it to hospital survived. As the dust settled stories of true heroism began to emerge.
One person caught up in the terror attacks was a Sunday Express reporter and martial arts enthusiast, Geoff Ho. His story has been widely reported [http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/815584/london-bridge-terror-attack-geoff-ho-hero-story] in the UK press. When three terrorists rushed into the bar, he and his friends were enjoying an evening in. They ordered everybody to “get down”, Geoff’s martial arts training kicked in and he confronted the terrorists, delaying them long enough for people to get to safety. He was stabbed in the neck, but luckily was treated at the scene and rushed to hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery with the help of NHS doctors and nurses.
Humble as ever, Geoff Ho says he doesn’t feel like a hero. But to us and the rest of the world, he will always be remembered as the martial artist who made a heroic stand against the terrorist attackers. We managed to catch up with Geoff while he was recovering in hospital and asked him a few questions.