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The Road to London Bridge

Steve Gallant

"Steve Gallant's exceptional act of courage on London Bridge speaks of both heroism and redemption"

Jon Snow, former anchor of Channel 4 News

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"A true story of physical bravery, moral courage, and the power of redemption from the man who led the charge in stopping the terrorist attack at Fishmongers' Hall in November 2019"

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Steve Gallant at Guild Hall.

Meet Steve Gallant, a man whose life took a dramatic turn when he was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder in 2005. Confined to the walls of HMP Frankland, a Category A Prison, Steve witnessed a world of chaos and violence that would change him forever. From the disturbing scenes of cell fires to gang battles on prison wings, Steve's early days behind bars were a stark wake-up call. Determined to break free from his own cycle of violence, he made a solemn vow to never use violence again.

 

With an unwavering determination to turn his life around, Steve embarked on a journey of self-transformation, learning how to write, immersing himself in education and scripting and directing award winning plays. His thirst for learning led him to achieve a business degree from the esteemed Oxford Brookes University.

 

But it was a fateful day in November 2019 that would truly define Steve's character. Attending a Learning Together event at Fishmongers' Hall, hosted by his mentor Jack Merritt and attended by Saskia Jones, Steve found himself face to face with a terrifying threat. On his first day out of prison on day release, he was forced to break his vow as he confronted and fought armed-terrorist Usman Khan while holding nothing but a narwhal tusk. Following a lengthy battle, Steve eventually wrestled Khan to the ground on London Bridge, holding him there until the police arrived.

Steve's heroic actions did not go unnoticed. In October 2020, he was granted a Royal Prerogative of Mercy by Queen Elizabeth II, leading to his release from prison in August 2021. And in March 2023, Steve was bestowed with the prestigious Queen's Gallantry Medal, a testament to his bravery on that terrible day.

 

His book, The Road to London Bridge, documents his full story.

 

Today, Steve works as a fundraiser for the Howard League for Penal Reform, tirelessly working for change within the criminal justice system. He is also the co-founder of Own Merit CIC, a social enterprise that provides vital resettlement support to prison leavers, helping them reintegrate into society with dignity and purpose.

 

Steve Gallant's story is one of resilience, redemption, and the power of transformation. His journey serves as a powerful reminder that no matter how dark the past may be, or how challenging the present, it is never too late to change and make a positive impact.

 

Join Steve on his incredible journey as he defies the odds, overcomes adversity, and dedicates his life to making a difference. His story will captivate and inspire, leaving you with a renewed sense of hope and a belief in the power of second chances.

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