A man convicted of murder who tackled the London Bridge terrorist could be freed within weeks.
Steven Gallant, 43, has received a pardon from the Queen.
He was praised for his bravery after confronting Usman Khan with a tusk he grabbed off a wall in Fishmonger’s Hall, where the terrorist attack took place on 29th November 2019.
Gallant had previously received a 17-year jail term in 2005 for the murder of 30-year-old Barrie Jackson outside a Hull public house.
The royal perogative of mercy was granted to him by the Queen last year in a rare move for the monarchy.
According to reports he appeared before a parole board last month and his lawyers hope he will be free within three weeks.
A source said “A decision will be made on Monday. He could be out in three weeks if things go OK.
“But Steve is desperate to keep a low profile whilst settling outside.
He’s turned his life around and wants to keep on probation’s good side.”
Gallant was attending a prisoner rehabilitation program at Fishmonger’s Hall on the day of the terrorist attack with his mentor Jack Merritt, who was killed Khan alongside 23-year-old Saskia Jones. The pair were both graduates of Cambridge involved in prisoner rehabilitation. As well as murdering Merritt and Jones, Khan injured two women and a man before he was shot dead by armed officers on London Bridge. Gallant said after the event “I could tell something was wrong and had to help. I saw injured people. Khan was stood in the foyer with two large knives in his hands. He was a clear danger to all.”