Sheffield news Family of man murdered by London terror hero react to royal pardon MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Barrie Jackson's student son says he "wouldn't rule out" meeting his dad's killer

Sheffield news Family of man murdered by London terror hero react to royal pardon MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Barrie Jackson's student son says he "wouldn't rule out" meeting his dad's killer

Sheffield news  Family of man murdered by London terror hero react to royal pardon MetiNews.Com
18 October 2020 - 11:15

Breaking News ! The family of a firefighter murdered by London Bridge terror hero Steven Gallant have reacted to the news he is to receive a royal pardon. Steven Gallant, 42, is set to go before a parole board in June after having 10-months taken off his 17-year jail sentence for the murder of Barrie Jackson in 2005, reports HullLive. It comes after Gallant helped to foil the terror attack on London Bridge last November armed only with a Narwhal tusk - he has seen his sentence cut following an intervention by the Queen. Gallant helped to restrain terrorist Usman Khan who had killed two Cambridge graduates during his rampage. Now, Mr Jackson's family have offered their cautious support to the almost unprecedented Pardon. Mr Jackson's son, Jack, 21, told the Sunday Mirror he has "mixed emotions" on the news but added Gallant's actions on London Bridge show "the reality that people can change." Read More Related Articles Martin Lewis' warning to shoppers over cash payments in supermarkets Read More Related Articles 10 dead in Yorkshire, 2,053 new Covid cases and infection rates on the up: The latest stats you need to know Showing remarkable composure and dignity, Jack said he even said he might be willing to meet his dad’s killer one day. He said: “In my mind, Gallant has nearly done his time and if someone has undergone rehabilitation and change, which it seems he has, then it’s fair enough. “Every time his name is mentioned it brings back memories for me, my brother and mum but it happened years ago. I was four at the time.” Asked if he would consider meeting Gallant, Jack, who had no idea about the pardon, said: “Maybe. I wouldn’t rule it out.” Terrorist Usman Khan was shot dead by police in November 2019 Gallant tackled terrorist Usman Khan moments after he had stabbed to death two organisers of a prisoner rehabilitation event in London, Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23. As he ran towards London Bridge looking for more victims, Gallant held him at bay with a narwhal tusk he had grabbed from a wall at the scene of the attacks in a nearby conference venue. Khan was shot dead moments later by police. Read More Related Articles Desperate Leeds mum 'tested, stripped and held in Greek Covid jail with s*** food' Read More Related Articles The Yorkshire postcodes where more than 100 Covid cases are recorded a week A statement issued by his solicitor, Hull lawyer Neil Hudgell to the Sunday Mirror, said: “Steve feels a debt of gratitude to all those who helped him to achieve a Royal Prerogative of Mercy. “He is passionate about using his knowledge and experiences to help others steer away from crime.

. A court heard Gallant planned the assault believing Barrie had attacked his girlfriend eight days before. After his involvement in the London Bridge incident, Gallant said through Mr Hudgell: “It is right I was handed a severe penalty for my actions. Once I’d accepted my punishment, I decided to seek help. Read More Related Articles Martin Lewis' warning to shoppers over cash payments in supermarkets Read More Related Articles The Yorkshire postcodes where more than 100 Covid cases are recorded a week “When you go to prison, you lose control of your life. Bettering yourself becomes one of the few things you can do while reducing the existing burden on society.” Last night the father of Khan’s victim Jack Merritt, David, 55, of Cottenham in Cambridgeshire, said he supported Gallant’s pardon. He said: “Steve fully deserves this pardon, or reduction in sentence. it is fantastic. “He was very close to Jack and he turned his life around and reformed. i am really pleased for him.” The two had met previously through Jack’s role at rehabilitation service Learning Together in 2016. In prison Gallant has been described as a ‘model prisoner’. Last night a Ministry of Justice spokesperson confirmed the Pardon which has been issued by the Lord Chancellor, Robert Buckland QC. They spokesperson said: “The Lord Chancellor has granted Steven Gallant a Royal Prerogative of Mercy reducing his minimum tariff of 10 months in recognition of his exceptionally brave actions at Fishmongers’ Hall, which helped save people’s lives despite the tremendous risk to his own.” Under the terms of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy granted by the Queen, on the advice of her Government, he will receive a 10-month reduction in his life term, set at a minimum of 17-years when he was convicted in Hull in 2005. The move is almost unprecedented for a jailed murderer.

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