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London Bridge hero who tackled terrorist with a narwhal tusk says he’s haunted by flashbacks and depression a year on

A HERO who tackled the London Bridge terrorist while armed with a narwhal tusk has revealed he is haunted by flashbacks and depression a year on.

Darryn Frost, 38, took down Usman Khan after the terrorist killed Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt in London on November 29 last year.

Mr Frost, a civil servant, used a narwhal tusk to stab Khan - who was armed with two knives while wearing a fake suicide vest.

Mr Frost, originally from South Africa, fought back tears as he read a card he left at the scene of the attack.

He told BBC Breakfast: "I reflect on the events involuntarily. I have flashbacks, I see things, I recall the conversations, I see people suffering and this has impacted me.

"I've gone through a bout of depression and sleep is the challenging one where my brain won't shut off.

"I can't control my brain, I still relive the trauma."

He also described the dramatic scenes on London Bridge, as he desperately clung to Khan in an attempt to save the lives of those around him.

Mr Frost said: "I had to shift my body to cover his head to protect him. I said: 'Don't hit him, take the knives from him.'

"I was the last person on Khan when the police arrived.

“They had their guns pointed at me and at Khan's head and they were shouting 'move away, move away'.

“I was holding him because I believed he had this bomb he could set off and he'd kill everyone.”

Cops dragged Mr Frost off the terrorist, and the killer was shot dead by police.

Khan entered Fishmongers' Hall in Central London and went on a stabbing rampage.

He then made his way to London Bridge but was pinned down by heroes who tackled him with a fire extinguisher and the narwhal tusk.

Mr Frost had grabbed the tusk from a display to fend of Khan.

He had been had been at the Learning Together prisoner rehabilitation event organised by Cambridge University in a professional capacity when convicted terrorist Khan went berserk.

He told of hearing a commotion downstairs as the jihadi began attacking people.

Video of heroes armed with narwhal tusk and fire extinguisher tackling London Bridge terrorist

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