Cop used baton against 3 terrorists as they stabbed him
A HERO policeman has revealed how he was temporarily blinded in one eye after taking on the London Bridge terrorists – with his baton.
Speaking publicly for the first time since the terror attack earlier this month, British Transport Police constable Wayne Marques said he thought he was going to die after being stabbed multiple times.
He was left blinded in one eye as they swiped at him with their knives.
“I remember grabbing my baton with my right hand and I racked (extended) it. I took a deep breath and I just charged the first one (attacker),” he said.
“As I got near him I swung at him with everything I had as hard as I could, straight through his head, trying to go for like a knock-out blow.”
He said he heard the attacker “yelp in pain”.
PC Marques was on patrol when he heard screams.
He knew something was wrong when he saw bouncers and customers queuing at a nearby bar standing “like deer in the headlights”.
Three terrorists in stabproof vests drove a van into pedestrians at 80kmh on London Bridge before attacking revellers with hunting knives.
PC Marques thought he was dealing with a pub fight that had spilled outside, or a gang fight “at the most”.
He was approached by an off-duty police officer who said he had seen someone stabbed. Shortly after, PC Marques saw people being attacked in Borough High St.
He described the “instant darkness” when he was stabbed in the head.
“He’d hit me so hard that my right eye went lights out straight away, I just went blind,” he said.
He fought off terrorists Rachid Redouane, Khuram Shazad Butt and Youssef Zaghba for about 90 seconds.
He recalled being stabbed in the leg, “I’m thinking ‘sh*t, there’s a knife in my leg while I’m fighting the second one and third one’.”
After being stabbed in the hand he said he could remember little except for “swinging (my baton) all over the place”.
He continued: “I didn’t realise how badly I was hurt. The adrenaline, the fighting, all of that, I could feel what they were doing to me but I couldn’t feel it at the same time.
“I could just feel that I’d been cut and hurt.”
Eight people were killed and 48 injured in the attack.
Wayne Marques’s wound.