Amidst the horror that ensued when two men brutally hacked a British soldier to death in the London streets, four women’s unimaginably courageous actions stopped further murders.
Despite the fact that two men armed with knives had just murdered a soldier and dumped his body onto a London street on May 22, four women on the scene were not afraid of standing up to the terrorists and trying to stop the violence.
Four Women Bravely Confront London Terrorists
Three women rushed to the victim’s side, even as the two armed men — one of whom has been identified as Michael Adebolajo — loomed over his body. An eyewitness stated that he saw one of the women, who has not yet been named, actually approach the men and ask if she could go pray for the victim. “She is a very religious woman,” onlooker Joe Tallant said. “She saw everything and wanted to comfort the man. She just walked straight up to them with no fear.”
The woman sat on the road next to the victim’s side, placing her arm on his back while she prayed, as can be seen in video footage from ITV News. “She put her hands on his chest and I think she prayed for him,” Joe added. “The poor man’s head was beside her.”
One other brave woman who has also not been identified walked past the murderous suspects as well and joined the first woman next to the victim’s side.
Ingrid Loyau-Kennett: ‘I Wasn’t Scared’ Of Attackers
Meanwhile, a courageous mother of two Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, 48, approached the suspects calmly, attempting to talk them out of further violence.
“I wasn’t scared. Rather me than a child,” Ingrid told ITV Daybreak. Ingrid noticed the attack from the bus she was on, and hopped off immediately to help. Talking to these men with knives still in their blood-soaked hands, one told her, “We want to start a war in London tonight,” Ingrid revealed.
Trying to talk peace and sense into the men she replied, “Right now it is only you versus many people, you will lose.”
United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron praised Ingrid’s immeasurable bravery in the face of horror: “Confronting extremism is a job for us all. And the fact that our communities will unite in doing this was vividly demonstrated by the brave cub pack leader — Ingrid Loyau-Kennett… She spoke for us all.”
“I thought obviously he was a bit excited, so I thought the thing was just to talk to him,” Ingrid revealed, playing down her amazingly brave actions.
Female Police Officer Takes Terrorist Down
Ingrid was the one who helped control the situation until the police arrived. And when they did, yet another brave woman contributed to apprehending these violent suspects.
English rapper Boya Dee was among a number of eyewitnesses who watched the whole incident unfold, and he tweeted the shocking events, including how a female officer was responsible for taking down one of the terrorists. “The first guy goes for the female fed with the machete and she not even ramping she took man out like robocop never seen nutn like it,” Boya Dee tweeted.
Police confirmed on May 22 that the two men had been arrested after charging a police vehicle that had arrived on the scene. The men were reportedly shot, though not fatally, and are being held at separate hospitals.
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WATCH: Ingrid Loyau-Kennett Speaks On ITV Daybreak
— Andrew Gruttadaro