Fund for off-duty Bexley cop who rushed to save others during London Bridge terror attack raises £10,000
PUBLISHED: 10:07 19 June 2017
The officer was heading home when the incident happened
The bravery of a Bexley police officer who rushed to help others in the midst of the London Bridge terror attack has been rewarded with a £10,000 fundraising page.
PC Charlie Guenigault was heading home when three terrorists launched the attack on Saturday, June 10, killing eight people before armed police fatally shot them.
During the attack the off-duty cop rushed to the aid an injured British Transport Police officer, before the attackers turned on him, stabbing him in the head, back, stomach and leg.
The keen-cricketer is now recovering in a stable condition after having his spleen removed in a three-hour operation.
Since the attack, the Southwark-based officer has been described as a “true hero”, and over the weekend a fundraising page to assist in his recovery surpassed its goal of £10,000.
As of Monday morning, the page has raised £10,085.
Met Police said it was “extremely proud of Charlie who showed immense bravery.”