Peckham policeman receives Pride of Britain Award for heroism at London Bridge attack

Owen Sheppard (02 November, 2017) Culture Emergency services London Bridge Terror Attack

The brave bobby has been based at Peckham Police Station since 2014

19806Right to left: Outstanding Bravery Award winners Pc Charlie Guenigault and Pc Wayne Marques, with Michelle Palmer and Angela Clarke, sisters of the late PC Keith Palmer. They received their awards from presenter Carol Vorderman, Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and Vince Cable. Photo credit: Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards

A Peckham policeman who was stabbed in the head during the London Bridge terror attack has received his Pride of Britain Award.

Pc Charlie Guenigault, 25, on Monday received the Outstanding Bravery award at a special ceremony.

He was off-duty on the night of the attack, but ran to help a British Transport Police officer who was injured. He was then stabbed himself in the head, back, stomach and leg after confronting the knife-wielding terrorists who had ploughed through pedestrians on London Bridge just minutes before.

‘Outstanding Bravery’ Award winners PC Wayne Marques (left), and PC Charlie Guenigault. Credit: Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards

Pc Guenigault received the award alongside fellow London bobby Wayne Marques, who took on the three terrorists in London Bridge using his baton.

PC Keith Palmer, who died defending the Palace of Westminster in the March 22 terror attack, was also posthumously honoured with the Outstanding Bravery Award.

‘Outstanding Bravery’ Award winners PC Wayne Marques (left), and PC Charlie Guenigault. Credit: Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards

The awards were presented by Carol Vorderman, and the two officers were joined on stage by Prime Minister Theresa May, Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, and Liberal Democrats leader Sir Vince Cable.

The awards ceremony, held on Monday at the Grosvenor House Hotel, will be screened on ITV on November 7.

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