Sydney stabbing: British ‘heroes’ who tackled knifeman

Brothers Luke (L) Paul and (R) O'ShaughnessyImage copyright PA Media
Image caption Brothers Luke (L) and Paul (R) O’Shaughnessy had been alerted to the stabbing by means of a “massive scream”

Two British brothers who helped to restrain a knifeman in central Sydney have described their “scary” disagreement with the blood-soaked suspect.

Luke O’Shaughnessy, 30, and Paul, 37, had been hailed as heroes when they pinned down the attacker.

The armed guy stabbed a girl on the street and has been related to a 2d lady’s frame discovered close by.

Luke and Paul stated a “massive scream” alerted them to the road assault.

Both males, from Bury, Greater Manchester, had been running in an administrative center within the Australian town after they heard screams at 14:00 native time (04:00 GMT).

‘Kind of frightening’

Luke, a qualified Thai kick boxer, informed the BBC: “I used to be sat at my table and heard a large scream out of doors.

“I noticed a person wielding a knife coated in blood leaping on most sensible of a car.

“I saw an old man going at him with a chair. I said to Paul: ‘Let’s go – there’s a knifeman’.”

Luke stated he arrived to seek out 4 males on most sensible of the suspect and helped to pin him down with a chair and a crate.

He stated: “We made positive we were given spherical and did not transfer. The knife was once proper beside him.

“It was once frightening – I did not know whether or not he had a gun or a vest.

“I used to be fearful. It was once roughly frightening however I had my brother round me so I had to offer protection to him.

“I needed to forestall him doing the rest.”

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Image caption A display snatch taken Australian TV channel 7 News presentations the person being tackled with a milk crate and chairs in Sydney

Paul, a former midfielder with Bury FC, stated: “I did not even consider it.

“I just thought ‘is my brother going to be OK?’ as we ran towards him.”

The injured lady, 41, stays in a strong situation in health facility.

Australian police are proceeding to quiz the suspect, and commissioner Mick Fuller informed a press convention the stabbing was once no longer lately being classed as a terrorist incident.

It is assumed the suspect had a USB force containing main points of mass killings in New Zealand and the United States.

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