By Chris Kidd • 18 October 2020 • 9:03
Queen pardons murderer who risked his life to save members of the public in London Bridge attack.
Steven Gallant, 42, became a national hero after risking his own life during the London Bridge attacks in November 2019.
Gallant had been on day release from jail when he risked his life to confront attacker, Usman Khan.
The Queen’s decision to pardon someone of a murder conviction is extraordinary and unprecedented. This means that Gallant will now have a total of 10 months removed from his 17-year sentence which commenced in 2005.
During the fateful attack, Gallant took swift action, grabbing a narwhal tusk from the wall of the Fisherman’s Hall located nearby and confronted the attacker saving many members of the public from harm in the process.
Now, Gallant could see his freedom from prison become a reality with the parole board expected to confirm his release as early as June 2021.
Gallant is in prison for a brutal attack on firefighter, Barrie Jackson, outside a pub which resulted in Jackson death.
The victim’s son, Jack Jackson, said, “I have mixed emotions – but what happened at London Bridge goes to show the reality that people can change.”
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Somehow I can’t really see how one thing would cancel out the other…. a more lenient sentence or small reduction but committing a murder to an innocent victim is still murder at the end of the day!
Only God can truly pardon a murderer. However, the Queen is kindhearted. “God Bless the Queen!”
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