A HERO who tackled the London Bridge terrorist whereas armed with a narwhal tusk has revealed he’s haunted by flashbacks and despair a 12 months on.
Darryn Frost, 38, took down Usman Khan after the terrorist killed Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt in London on November 29 last year.
Darryn Frost used a narwhal tusk to take down terrorist Usman KhanCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Mr Frost was filmed tackling Usman Khan with a decorative narwhal tusk
Khan was shot lifeless by cops on London BridgeCredit score: AFP
Mr Frost, a civil servant, used a narwhal tusk to stab Khan – who was armed with two knives whereas sporting a pretend suicide vest.
Mr Frost, initially from South Africa, fought again tears as he learn a card he left on the scene of the assault.
He advised BBC Breakfast: “I replicate on the occasions involuntarily. I’ve flashbacks, I see issues, I recall the conversations, I see folks struggling and this has impacted me.
“I’ve gone by way of a bout of despair and sleep is the difficult one the place my mind will not shut off.
“I am unable to management my mind, I nonetheless relive the trauma.”
He additionally described the dramatic scenes on London Bridge, as he desperately clung to Khan in an try to avoid wasting the lives of these round him.
Mr Frost mentioned: “I needed to shift my physique to cowl his head to guard him. I mentioned: ‘Do not hit him, take the knives from him.’
“I used to be the final particular person on Khan when the police arrived.
“They’d their weapons pointed at me and at Khan’s head they usually have been shouting ‘transfer away, transfer away’.
“I used to be holding him as a result of I believed he had this bomb he may set off and he’d kill everybody.”
Cops dragged Mr Frost off the terrorist, and the killer was shot lifeless by police.
Khan entered Fishmongers’ Corridor in Central London and went on a stabbing rampage.
He then made his solution to London Bridge however was pinned down by heroes who tackled him with a fireplace extinguisher and the narwhal tusk.
Mr Frost had grabbed the tusk from a show to fend of Khan.
He had been had been on the Learning Together prisoner rehabilitation event organised by Cambridge College in an expert capability when convicted terrorist Khan went berserk.
He advised of listening to a commotion downstairs because the jihadi started attacking folks.
Cops needed to pull Mr Frost off Khan
Saskia Jones was killed within the assault
Tributes have been left to these killed within the assaultCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty