A Londoner praised the actions of a taxi driver who helped his son on the day of the terror attacks in the capital last Friday.
Two innocent people died and three more were injured in an attack on the northern side on London Bridge on 29 November. Two of those injuried remain in a stable condition in hospital and the third has returned home.
Convicted terrorist Usman Khan, 28, was shot by police and died at the scene after carrying out the attack with knives and a fake suicide vest.
According to a post on social media, a black cabbie safely took one man's son 15 miles to his home, free of charge. At the time, no trains were running and ride-hailing app Uber was “surging their prices five fold” according to the source.
In the tweet on social media by @4ChordsNoNet, the poster said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to the Taxi Drivers of London.
“My son was stuck at Uni last night following the London Bridge attack, no trains were running & Uber were surging their prices five fold. A taxi driver gave him a lift 15 miles home and refused to charge him.”
Another person, Ravi Karia, said: “Talk about an adrenaline rush. Running away from London Bridge after hearing shots. Kudos to the taxi driver for stopping and sounding the alarm. Kudos to the first responders! #londonbridge”
Phil Harrison, a London cabbie, said at the time in a separate tweet: “Reports coming in that Licensed Taxi drivers are again taking terrified people away from the London Bridge to an area of safety and not charging them”
“Makes me proud to be a London Cabby”
Responding to that message, one user said: “Well done again the London cabbies. Long time unsung Heroes of our Capital City.”
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