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Women tells how she tried to calm the suspects in the London soldier murder

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Women tells how she tried to calm the suspects in the London soldier murder


The woman who talked to the attackers of the soldier in London has described how she tried to calm them down.

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett is originally from France, and is a cub scout leader.

She approached the two men who were still on the scene near the body of the man on a street in south east London.

“Well I saw a man on the road, obviously injured, and a car badly crashed. So I assumed it was a road accident. When I approached the body there was a lady cradling him and then the guy, the most excited one of the two, said ‘don’t go too close to the body’. I thought ‘OK’ and because I was down I could see a revolver, a butcher’s knife and do you know this axe the butchers have to cut – yea that’s what he had. And blood all over him and I thought ‘what the heck happened here?’. And I though OK obviously he was a bit excited and the thing was just to talk to him.

He said, ‘don’t touch, I killed him’. I said ‘Why ?’ He said, “He’s a British soldier he killed people he killed Muslim people in Muslim countries and he have nothing do to here’. So I tried to make him talk about what he felt.”

Reporter: “Were you not scared for yourself in that situation ?”


Reporter: “Why not?”

“Better me than a child, because unfortunately there more and more mothers with children stopping around, by,so it was even more and more important that I talked to him asking what he wanted.”

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett has been commended for her bravery by the London Police.

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