A heroic police officer who was stabbed in the face at London Bridge took on the terrorists armed only with his baton, it has been revealed.
The policeman, who joined British Transport Police (BTP) just two years ago, was one of four officers injured in the terror attack on Saturday night.
He was stabbed in the face, head and leg, during the assault as he reportedly tried to take on all three attackers at once.
An off-duty Met Police officer was also left in hospital with serious injuries, which are not deemed to be life-threatening.
The officer, who plays rugby in his spare time, reportedly took on the killers with his bare hands.
Seven people died and another 48 were injured when three attackers drove a van at pedestrians before stabbing people with knives at Borough Market.
The killers were shot dead by armed police just eight minutes after they mounted their massacre.
Chief Constable Paul Crowther from BTP said on Sunday that the force’s officer, who has not been named and was one of the first on the scene, is now in a stable condition but seriously ill.
He said: “Having visited the officer in hospital shortly after he was admitted for treatment, I was able to hear his account of what happened last night.
“It became clear that he showed enormous courage in the face of danger, as did many others who were at the scene and rushed to help.
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