Hero Charlie says it's good to be back
Heroic Metropolitan Police officer, Charlie Guenigault, was pleased to complete his first day back in police uniform and is hoping to get back to patrolling the streets of the capital in the near future.
PC Guenigault returned to work in October of last year, following a lengthy lay-off after he was stabbed five times when attempting to defuse the London Bridge terrorist attack.
In a tweet Charlie, said: “First day back actually wearing my uniform again. Felt right.”
Disregarding his own safety, Charlie put himself in harm’s way as three armed terrorists used a van to mow down pedestrians and stabbed victims at random. His actions distracted the terrorists and protected the lives of many members of the public caught up in the attack.
Charlie was off-duty and unarmed when the violent attack began, having been watching the Champions League final, in a venue nearby.
In 2017, Charlie was awarded the Pride of Britain Award for Outstanding Bravery before being honoured with the George Medal, by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick said Scotland Yard was "immensely proud" of PC Guenigault.
"Charlie's bravery undoubtedly helped others, and despite suffering serious injuries he continued without a single thought for himself," she said.