Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett Is A Real Hero

From The Telegraph, "Mum talked down Woolwich terrorists who told her: 'We want to start a war in London tonight'":
Cub scout leader Ingrid Loyau-Kennett selflessly engaged the terrorists in conversation and kept her nerve as one of them told her: “We want to start a war in London tonight.”

Mrs Loyau-Kennett, 48, from Cornwall, was one of the first people on the scene after the two Islamic extremists butchered a soldier in Woolwich, south east London.
The article continues:
Mrs Loyau-Kennett was a passenger on a number 53 bus which was travelling past the scene, and jumped off to check the soldier’s pulse.

“Being a cub leader I have my first aid so when I saw this guy on the floor I thought it was an accident then I saw the guy was dead and I could not feel any pulse.

“And then when I went up there was this black guy with a revolver and a kitchen knife, he had what looked like butcher’s tools and he had a little axe, to cut the bones, and two large knives and he said 'move off the body’.

“So I thought 'OK, I don’t know what is going on here’ and he was covered with blood. I thought I had better start talking to him before he starts attacking somebody else. I thought these people usually have a message so I said 'what do you want?’
Read the article; this woman epitomizes courage.

1 comment:

caheidelberger said...

Wow. her first person account of the conversation and her actions is riveting. No gun in her hand, a horrific sight on the ground, and she stays cool and faces these killers.