Birmingham news Murderer who helped stop London Bridge terrorist pardoned by Queen MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Usman Khan was foiled by Gallant when he carried a narwhal tusk
Breaking News ! A murderer has been pardoned by the Queen for his actions that helped stopped the London Bridge terrorist. Steven Gallant was one of the people who confronted Usman Khan on London Bridge last year after he went on a stabbing spree in the capital. But now, a move by the Royal Prerogative of Mercy, advised by the Government, means that Gallant will have 10 months knocked off the 17-year sentence handed to him in 2005. He was convicted after he battered Barrie Jackson to death outside a pub - but the decision has been backed by the victim's familiy, reports the Mirror. Jackson’s student son Jack, 21, said yesterday: “I have mixed emotions – but what happened at London Bridge goes to show the reality that people can change.
Khan was killed by police after the attack
Gallant was on his first day release at a Learning Together conference set up to help rehabilitate prisoners when the attack took place last November. He was in the Fishmongers Hall next to London Bridge along with his former prison mentor, friend and conference co-ordinator Jack Merritt, 25. Convicted terrorist Khan, 28, had also been invited to the event as a rehabilitating offender out on licence, despite being jailed in 2012 for planning to bomb the London stock exchange. After Khan produced two knives and went berserk killing Jack and his fellow co-ordinator Saskia Jones, 23 – both Cambridge graduates – Gallant was handed an ornamental five-foot narwhal tusk from a wall by civil servant pal David Frost to use as a weapon.
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