Queen will honour eight heroes from the London Bridge terror attack

Eight heroes of the London Bridge terror attack will be honoured by the Queen on Thursday for their bravery.

Three jihadists wielding 12in kitchen knives launched their assault on June 3 last year – leaving eight people dead and 48 injured.

Off-duty officer PC Charlie Guenigault, 26, was out with friends when the terrorists smashed their van into a nearby restaurant.

He chose to run towards the attacks to help others – receiving stab wounds to his head, leg, back and stomach and had to undergo a three-hour operation to remove his spleen. He is awarded the George Medal.

Left to right, British Transport Police officer PC Leon McLeod has been awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal, and BTP PC Wayne Marques and Metropolitan Police officer PC Charles Guenigault were awarded the George Medal

Left to right, British Transport Police officer PC Leon McLeod has been awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal, and BTP PC Wayne Marques and Metropolitan Police officer PC Charles Guenigault were awarded the George Medal

Ellen Gauntlett and Justin Jones, a couple from Beckenham, south London, are awarded the Queen's commendation for bravery

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