‘Lion of London Bridge’ who fought jihadis is denied government payout due to criminal record

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THE “Lion of London Bridge” has been denied government compensation for the injuries he suffered fighting terrorists.

Roy Larner was repeatedly stabbed in the neck, arm and chest by the IS jihadis.

'Lion of London Bridge' Roy Larner has been denied government compensation
‘Lion of London Bridge’ Roy Larner has been denied government compensation
Nick Obank – The Sun

The 49-year-old roared “F*** you, I’m Millwall” as he confronted the terrorists and was later diagnosed with PTSD and anxiety.

He still requires physio on damaged tendons in his left arm. But the Millwall fan was gutted to be denied a payout by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, which was set up in 1996 to look after victims of violent crime.

Its letter said: “I am sorry that you were a victim of a terrorist incident and received injuries.

“However I regret to inform I am unable to make an award as the scheme states an award will be withheld for unspent convictions.”

LION’S ‘LEGAL SCRAPES’

Since the June 2017 attack the dad of one has received two suspended sentences: one for racially aggravated common assault, the other for breaching a restraint order granted to his mum Phyllis, 80.

The compo body does not pay out to anyone jailed after making a claim. Larner, of no fixed address and sleeping on a pal’s sofa, has vowed to appeal, citing the fact that he didn’t go to jail.

He said: “The attacks hit me mentally. I blame what happened on that night for the legal scrapes I’ve had since.


“I just want to re-build my life and had hoped some compensation might get me back on my feet.

“I’m gutted to have been rejected. But despite everything, I’d not hesitate in doing the same thing again.”

Cops accepted his swift and brave actions prevented further injury.

Roy Larner, 49, was stabbed in the neck during the 2017 London Bridge terror attack
Simon Jones – The Sun

Roy Larner, 49, was stabbed in the neck during the 2017 London Bridge terror attack[/caption]

The Millwall fan also received stab wounds to his arm and chest by the crazed jihadis
Nick Obank – The Sun

The Millwall fan also received stab wounds to his arm and chest by the crazed jihadis[/caption]

Roy was gutted to be denied a payout by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
Rex Features

Roy was gutted to be denied a payout by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority[/caption]

The London Bridge terrorists (L-R): Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba
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The London Bridge terrorists (L-R): Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba[/caption]

London Bridge terror attack cops have accepted Roy's brave actions prevented further injury
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London Bridge terror attack cops have accepted Roy’s brave actions prevented further injury[/caption]

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