JustGiving page set up for Bexley PC stabbed trying to save others at London Bridge attack
PUBLISHED: 18:14 08 June 2017 | UPDATED: 18:14 08 June 2017
Charlie Guenigault, 25, ran to the aid of a British Transport Police officer who was injured
A JustGiving appeal has been set up for the off-duty police officer from Bexley who tried to protect others during the London Bridge attack.
Charlie Guenigault, 25, went to the aid of a British Transport Police officer who was injured, and was then stabbed himself in the head, back, stomach and leg after confronting the knife-wielding terrorists.
After the attack, Mr Guenigault was rushed to hospital where it’s understood he underwent a three-hour operation to remove his spleen. The keen cricketer is now recovering from his injuries.
The Metropolitan Police have issued a statement saying he is now in a stable condition.
PC Guenigault is an emergency response officer on Southwark borough and joined the police service on August 15 2014 where he was posted to Peckham police station on ‘C’ team.
His family said: “We are extremely proud of Charlie who showed immense bravery on Saturday night.
“Our family has received numerous messages from friends, colleagues and people around the country sending Charlie good wishes and commending him for his actions.
“We are very grateful for this and it has provided us with a lot of comfort at this difficult time.
“Given the opportunity again, Charlie would no doubt do exactly the same if faced with the same situation; helping a fellow police officer in need and protecting the public.
“He is immensely proud to work for the Metropolitan Police Service and serving the Southwark community, and this is an example of that.
“Charlie is described by his peers as a dedicated police officer, who is a diligent, hardworking and respected member of his team.
“We would ask for privacy at this time as we concentrate on Charlie’s recovery.”
His friend Keeley Jenner, added: “Charlie suffered serious injuries and was stabbed four times leaving him in a critical condition.
“As a team we are incredibly proud of him and would like to be able to do something for him to assist in his recovery. Charlie is a true hero.”
His JustGiving fund is currently just below £4,000.
The British Red Cross has also set up another emergency appeal fund to support the victims.
Support Mr Guenigault, here.