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January 8th 2020

Civil Liberties

Steve Gallant receives tribute from the Prime Minister

Dr Neil Hudgell

Dr Neil Hudgell

Managing Director

Steve Gallant receives tribute from the Prime Minister

Today at Prime Minister’s Questions, Boris Johnson paid tribute to our client Steve Gallant.

Today at Prime Minister’s Questions, Boris Johnson paid tribute to our client Steve Gallant.

Karl Turner, Labour MP for Hull East, asked Boris Johnson whether he would “pay tribute to Steve for his bravery that day”?

He said: “My constituent Steve Gallant did a bad thing, for which is serving a life sentence in prison. But on the 29th of November, he was the third man on London Bridge.

“He wrestled the knife-wielding murderous terrorist to the ground so that police marksman could shoot him dead.

“Steve is rightly serving life in prison. But will the Prime Minister congratulate him and pay tribute to Steve for his bravery that day, which no doubt, saved lives?”

In response, the Prime Minister said: “I think the whole House would agree, I’m lost in admiration for the bravery of Steve Gallant and, indeed, others who went to the assistance of members of the public on that day and fought a very determined terrorist, and obviously is not for the Government to decide these things, but it is my hope that that gallantry will in due course be recognised in the proper way.”

Yesterday, Mr Gallant issued a statement through Hudgell Solicitors describing the awful events at Fishmongers’ Hall on 29 November last year and paid tribute to his friend, Jack Merritt, who was killed.

Speaking to The Guardian, our Managing Director Neil Hudgell said: “I find him a very impressive and articulate individual. He is making great strides towards full rehabilitation.”

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