A convicted murderer in England who was praised as a hero after helping stop the terrorist attack in London Bridge last year could have his sentence cut after Queen Elizabeth intervened.
Steven Gallant, 41, jailed for 17 years in 2005 for the murder of a former Hull firefighter, was on release at a prisoner rehabilitation event when he encountered striker Usman Khan.
Police said Gallant used a narwhal tooth to help hold Khan back after he started stabbing people on the bridge, killing two.
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Khan, armed with a fake suicide vest and two knives, killed Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt. He was killed by police.
The Justice Department said Queen Elizabeth used the little-used “Royal Prerogative of Mercy”
The examination committee has the final decision.
According to Sky News, Gallant has reportedly expressed remorse for the murder of Barrie Jackson, who was killed outside a pub. Gallant has also not had any loss of privileges over the past 10 years, treating previous substance abuse and studying for a degree degree.
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David Merritt, the father of one of the victims of terrorist attacks, told the Daily Mirror that Gallant “fully deserves this pardon or reduction of sentence.”
According to reports, Gallant had become friends with Jack Merritt after meeting through his role in a rehabilitation service and guiding the convicted killer behind bars.
“It is fantastic. He was very close to Jack and he turned his life around and reformed, ”said David Merritt. “I’m really happy for him.”