"It isn’t happening on my watch.”
Martial arts expert and journalist Geoff Ho is amongst the 48 people injured in last night’s terrorist attack in London.
Ho was reportedly stabbed in the neck as he defended a bouncer from the terrorists at London Bridge.
A friend posted an appeal on Twitter at around 1am, writing: “One of my best friends is missing in London, all we know is he was stabbed and in an ambulance. His name is Geoff Ho. Can anyone help?”
He was later found in intensive care following footage emerging of him being escorted by a police officer whilst he was clutching his bleeding neck.
Ho is a business editor at the Sunday Express who practices kung fu and kickboxing.
The brave journalist intervened outside the Southwark Tavern, on Southwark Street, where terrorists began a stabbing spree and had attempted to attack a bouncer who was working on the door of the pub.
His friend, Isabelle Oderberg later tweeted, “We have found Geoff. He is in intensive care. Thank you for the RTs and messages. I’ll be going offline till I hear more.”
She told The Age “He is actually a martial artist and I wouldn’t be surprised if he would have stood up and been counted because he’s just that type of person”
Thinking of Geoff Ho and other injured. Told he was stabbed after confronting the murderers. Brave man https://t.co/kkUoaFdori
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) June 4, 2017
“This is who Geoff is and that’s why we love him.”
Describing the ordeal, Ho posted on Facebook: “Don’t know whether it was stupid or noble to jump in and break up the fight outside the Southwark Tavern, but two a*******s trying to do over the lone bouncer on the door isn’t happening on my watch.”
The Mirror reports Mr Ho he is currently unable to speak as a result of his injuries but can sit up in bed.
In total, six people were killed and 48 injured during the attacks, which involved a group of terrorists mowing down innocent people with a van on London Bridge, followed by a violent stabbing spree.