RECOGNIZED: George Medal for bravery

A SPANISH man has posthumously been awarded the George Medal by Queen Elizabeth II after losing his life in the London Bridge attack.

Ignacio Echeverría died defending a woman during the 2017 terrorist attack after realising ‘the skateboard he used as a weapon could not match the arsenal of weapons used by the terrorists.’

The committee, who award the George Medal for acts of bravery on behalf of the Queen, said: “He ran towards them with the intention of stopping them from carrying out further attacks on innocent people who were in the vicinity.

“It is beyond doubt that he displayed great courage in choosing to try to tackle the attackers.”

The 39-year-old was also honoured by the government of Spain and praised in a speech by King Felipe VI on a visit to the UK.

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