Brave bakers join unarmed police officers to take on London Bridge terrorists

Brave bakers holding plastic crates and a broom joined unarmed police officers to take on the London Bridge terrorists during the horror attack.

Newly released video footage shows attackers Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, looking for their victims around Borough Market on the tragic evening of June 3, 2017.

In the clip, unarmed PC Bartos Tchorzewski can be seen running within two metres of the terrorists – who were armed with knives.

He told how he noticed one of the attackers wearing "a vest or suicide belt," adding "you just have no tools to fight with that kind of danger".

In the footage, one officer can be heard shouting "get Trojan" – a police term for firearms specialists.

But a group of police officers bravely decided to follow the attackers into the market saying they 'needed to do something'.

Amazingly, two bakers also joined the chase – armed only with plastic crates and a broom to try and distract the attackers.

In the video, firearms officers then arrive and two unarmed officers then stepped forward to handcuff the attackers, the BBC reports.

The bravery of police officers and members of the public on the night has been described as 'extraordinary'.

A jury has today concluded the London Bridge terrorists , who killed eight people and injured 48 others, were lawfully shot dead by police.

Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane, and Youssef Zaghba, mowed down pedestrians on the bridge before stabbing random members of the public around Borough Market.

They were armed with ceramic knives and had fake suicide belts strapped around their waists during the marauding attack.

The rampage was halted after less than 10 minutes when the attackers confronted three armed police in Stoney Street.

The Old Bailey heard that the officers shouting warnings and opened fire as Butt, Redouane and Zaghba came at them.

In the hail of bullets, a man in the nearby Wheatsheaf pub was hit by a stray round but survived.

Fearing Butt and Redouane could still detonate explosive devices as they lay injured, the police officers shot at them again, jurors were told.

A bomb disposal expert told the court he only realised the suicide belts were fake after he cut them off the dead bodies and held them up.

Jurors deliberated for three-and-a-half hours to conclude that all three attackers were lawfully killed by police after they "ignored clear warning shouts".

Chief coroner Mark Lucraft QC had directed them that was the only "safe" conclusion in the circumstances.

He praised the actions of the armed officers and said nothing less than "lethal force" had been appropriate.

He told jurors: "You may well agree they acted with courage and they only used such force as was necessary."

In a narrative conclusion, the jury found the attackers were in the process of attacking a member of the public in Stoney Street when City of London armed police arrived on the scene.

They ran at officers with knives " ignoring clear warning shouts".

Redouane and Butt were shot by officers who "feared for their lives" while Zaghba got within "very close range" of another officer who shot him in defence of himself and others, the jury found.

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