‘I TOOK A DEEP BREATH AND CHARGED THE FIRST ONE’ London Bridge hero cop reveals how he was stabbed in the head as he battled three crazed terrorists with just his baton – but kept fighting
A HERO policeman has revealed how he was temporarily blinded in one eye after taking on all three of the crazed London Bridge terrorists – with just his baton.
Brave Wayne Marques, who has spoken publicly for the first time since the terror attack earlier this month, said he thought he was going to die after being stabbed multiple times.
Brave PC Wayne Marques, who was seriously injured as he battled the jihadis a year ago, can now walk again unaided.
He said: “I’ve made significant progress. I’m much more independent, much more able, I’m standing, I’m walking, I’m talking.”
The crazed attackers, who had mown down pedestrians with a van on London Bridge, stabbed the British Transport Police officer in the head, leg and hand.
Wayne, 39, thought he was about to die.
But after a year of treatment he spoke of his hopes to get back to work in July – despite family fears for his safety.
He said in a video interview recorded by British Transport Police: “It’s a job I enjoy. It’s who I am, to be honest.”
The first officer on the scene, he was temporarily blinded in one eye as Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba knifed him.
The maniacs were eventually shot dead by police. But their attack, on June 3, left eight dead and 48 hurt. Wayne, still in rehabilitation, is working on building up the strength in his left side and recovering his running ability.
He said: “I’m able to socialise again, see family and friends.” Wayne had several operations and spent almost three weeks in hospital. Messages of support from strangers helped him cope.
Wayne, originally from Birmingham but now living in South London, explained: “You’re stuck in a bed and you’ve got this time to keep thinking.
“Then you get these messages from people.
“You’ve never met them and never will, in most cases. But just genuine, heartfelt, caring messages.
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