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Helston mum talks down Woolwich attackers after they had killed a soldier

By WBKatri  |  Posted: May 23, 2013


Helston mum talks down Woolwich attackers after they had killed a soldier

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A CORNISH mother-of-two put her own life on the line this afternoon by confronting suspected terrorists just seconds after they had killed a soldier in London.

According to The Telegraph, cub scout leader Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, thought to be from Helston, tried to persuade the soldier’s alleged murderers to hand over their weapons.

She selflessly engaged the men in conversation and kept her nerve as one of them told her: “We want to start a war in London tonight.”

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  • humpy1968  |  May 24 2013, 9:46AM

    BradleyJJS - My cousin was also one of the first officers at the scene so my knowledge regarding this incident is far from limited! I will not divulge any further information at this stage but I 'm sure the facts will be made public in due course (no need for an apology though!). Nobody "exposed this lady to danger"....she made that decision herself....some people will view her actions differently...was it an act of foolishness or sheer bravery? It is not a time to criticise the Police especially when you are not aware of the full facts. As a former Major in the army and having worked at Woolwich (as previously mentioned), I reckon that overall I know what I am talking about. Don't quite understand why you are resorting to playground games...I suppose your Dad is bigger than mine as well! If you have nothing constructive to say then I would suggest that you put your time and effort into something else. RIP Lee Rigby.

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  • BradleyJJS  |  May 23 2013, 9:00PM

    That's two comments offering very little value Humpy, my brother was an officer on duty at this scene so your limited knowledge is just that. I cannot say more for obvious reasons but confirm you are wrong. 1 minute or 200 minutes it does not matter, they should not have exposed this lady to danger and done nothing. That is my point. The rest of your mumbling is an ego trip offering little to nothing. As a former captain in the army my knowledge from the other side is also greater than yours so please stop trolling for attention. Night night. feel free to bait I will not respond...

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  • humpy1968  |  May 23 2013, 7:13PM

    BradleyJJS.........20 minutes? Armed Police were deployed within 5 minutes and the suspects were shot 9 minutes later. Don't ignore the fact that a lot of witnesses initially thought that it was a traffic accident so the Police would not have known exactly what was happening at the time. I have worked in Woolwich previously and I am shocked that such a barbaric act took place here. Could it have been prevented or stopped at any point?......No.

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  • BradleyJJS  |  May 23 2013, 2:34PM

    I do not agree with the publicity surrounding this event, yes she was brave but we are gifting these Moran's what they want headlines. Stop showing these images. This was quickly followed by the idiots of EDL. I do not hold any answers but must ask what has happened to England for this to happen? Yes she was brave but we should not tell others to copy what she has done, she Is extremely lucky and no doubt a reaction to the shock of she witnessed and why were the barracks not deployed, the 20 minutes it took the police is just wrong were they not attention seekers they would be gone now or killed many more.

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  • AnBalores  |  May 23 2013, 12:34PM

    I agree wholeheartedly with Big_Ger. A lady brave above all and deserving of a high award and recognition. I so hope that this is not used as a reason for racism because these are murderers and not acting in accordance with their professed religion at all.

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  • humpy1968  |  May 23 2013, 11:26AM

    ruthnystrm...what a ridiculous comment to make. Yeah, they should have sent unarmed Police officers to deal with this situation immediately then we would have further deaths!!!! A shocking incident and my thoughts are with the family of the young soldier who tragically died.

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  • manicstreet  |  May 23 2013, 11:22AM

    why did armed response police take so long?.

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  • ruthnystrm  |  May 23 2013, 9:15AM

    This is a lovely story but where were the police when these nutters were exposing the public to danger – waiting for armed officers to shoot them, perhaps the police should employ this lady as she clearly took control when the police failed and exposed her to danger they are paid to handle

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  • Big_Ger  |  May 23 2013, 8:57AM

    What a wonderfully brave woman, Cornwall should be proud of her!! Give her a medal!!

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