An inmate on leave who, armed with a narwhal tusk, helped subdue the perpetrator of a terrorist attack in London is likely to see his sentence reduced after the intervention of Queen Elizabeth II, according to British media.
Steven Gallant, who is serving a prison sentence for murder, was on leave to attend an inmate rehabilitation conference at Fishmonger’s Hall in London in November 2019 when, before his eyes, an individual armed with a knife killed two of the organizers of the meeting and injured three other people.
After fleeing, the assailant, Usman Khan, a former terrorist convict, was dramatically chased down the street by passers-by, including Mr. Gallant.
The latter and other civilians had been hailed as heroes for avoiding even more loss of life by attacking the assailant with a 1.5-meter-long narwhal tusk and fire extinguisher, before the police did. cut down.
Steven Gallant was sentenced in 2005 to 17 years in prison for the murder of a firefighter in front of a pub.
The Justice Department said on Saturday that the Queen had used the “royal prerogative of pardon” to bring her case to the parole board ten months earlier than expected, according to the Press Association.
This commission will make the final decision and likely release Steven Gallant, the agency added.