Woman who faced killers, now a national hero in UK
A brave scout leader Ingrid Loyau-Kennett has become an unlikely star after confronting two alleged attackers who beheaded a British soldier outside...
A brave scout leader Ingrid Loyau-Kennett has become an unlikely star after confronting two alleged attackers who beheaded a British soldier outside military barracks in Woolwich in London. Kennett arrived at the spot soon after the soldier Drummer Lee Rigby was beheaded and tried to convince one of the attackers to throw away his arms and surrender without any concern for her safety.
According to Kennett, she was crossing the place in a bus then she saw a man lying in the road and she stepped in to help without giving any thought for her own safety.
She wanted to provide first aid to as she thought that the man lying on the road had been injured in an accident, but when she checked she found him dead. While checking the dead man she was not even aware that his killers were standing just a few steps from her.
Kennett said one of the killers had a knife, a revolver and a small axe in his hands while the second one was also near him. When she saw the duo, she feared that they would attack others present in the vicinity and that is why she tried to divert them and tried to persuade them to surrender.
"I started to talk to him and I started to notice more weapons and the guy behind him with more weapons as well. By then, people had started to gather around. So I thought, I should keep him talking to me before he noticed everything around him," Loyau-Kennett told the 'Daily Telegraph'.
"He said 'I killed him because he killed Muslims and I am fed up with people killing Muslims in Afghanistan they have nothing to do there," she added. The 48-year-old mother kept on talking to them for approximately 10-15 minutes before the police arrived.