Hero, PC Wayne Marques, who was stabbed multiple times during the London Bridge and Borough Market terrorist attack last year, has returned to work at the British Transport Police.
He suffered multiple stab wounds after confronting the men who killed eight people in London Bridge last June and was seriously injured when he ran towards the attackers.
Marques was armed only with his baton when he confronted the men and suffered multiple stab wounds.
He said: “Since last June I have been in and out of intensive rehabilitation programmes which at times has been incredibly tough both physically and mentally. Coming back to work has always been a goal of mine and I have been determined to reach this stage, returning to a sense of normality and routine.
“It feels surreal walking back through the doors but I am thrilled to get back to what I love doing. I know there is still a long road ahead of me before I can put the operational uniform back on, but with time I hope I can reach that stage.
“Of course, I wouldn’t be here without the overwhelming help and support of my friends, family and my colleagues at BTP. They’ve been there when things got tough and I would like to thank them for this. I must and will not forget everyone that got me to where I am today, I certainly need to catch up on the amount of tea rounds I have missed!”
The British Transport police said that Marques’ recovery is ongoing and that he will be taking on light duties in south London but will not be performing a uniformed operational role any time soon.
Eight people were killed and 48 were injured when three men, Jhuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba drove a van into pedestrians and then stabbed people enjoying their Saturday night in Borough Market.
The three men were all shot by police at the scene.