Hero Polish chef who took on London Bridge terrorist is released from hospital

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The hero Polish chef who took on the London Bridge attacker with a narwhal tusk has been released from hospital. 

The man, whose name is Lukasz, has won admiration from the Queen, political leaders and grateful Londoners after fighting Usman Khan on London Bridge while others battled the terrorist with a fire extinguisher. 

Poland's government has already announced plans to award Lukasz a medal for 'sacrifice and courage', praising him for 'helping to overpower the terrorist'.  

Last night sources in the Warsaw foreign ministry told Polish media that Lukasz had been released from hospital, where he was treated for stab wounds but was not critically hurt. 

Polish diplomats are now said to be in contact with UK police, and authorities are keeping Lukasz's full name under wraps to protect his safety. 

Lukasz is believed to have taken the 5ft whale tusk from the wall of Fishmongers' Hall where the attack began on Friday afternoon.  

Terrorist Usman Khan had been attending a conference on prisoner rehabilitation at the hall, where Lukasz worked. 

A colleague told The Times: 'Lukasz grabbed a nearby pole and ran at him, getting stabbed in the hand in the process but continued to pin him down.

'Being stabbed didn't stop him giving him a beating. Lukasz is a hero.' 

Footage which emerged yesterday showed Lukasz wielding the narwhal tusk as he and a group of men try to pin down the attacker, who was shot dead by police shortly afterwards. 

Yesterday a spokesman for Poland's justice minister Zbigniew Ziobro revealed that the minister would ask the country's president to award a medal. 

Footage showed Lukasz fighting Usman Khan on London Bridge while others battled the terrorist with a fire extinguisher

Footage showed Lukasz fighting Usman Khan on London Bridge while others battled the terrorist with a fire extinguisher 

Lukasz is believed to have taken the 5ft tusk from the wall of Fishmongers' Hall where the attack began on Friday afternoon

Lukasz is believed to have taken the 5ft tusk from the wall of Fishmongers' Hall where the attack began on Friday afternoon 

Mr Ziobro supports 'awarding Mr Lukasz with the Medal for Sacrifice and Courage for risking his own life, he helped overpower the terrorist,' the spokesman said. 

'In this case he decided that in connection with the fact that Lukasz's heroism has an international dimension, it is worth giving this award a higher rank.'  

In a statement on the attack yesterday, the Queen mentioned the 'brave individuals who put their own lives at risk to selflessly help and protect others.' 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson also hailed the 'extraordinary bravery of those members of the public who physically

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