A convicted murderer who rushed in to tackle the killer London Bridge terrorist has been moved to a secure jail after getting death threats, according to a report Sunday.
James Ford, 42, was initially seen as a hero, rushing in to tackle knifeman Usman Khan and also giving CPR to 23-year-old Saskia Jones, one of two who died in the Nov. 29 UK terror attack.
But it later emerged that he was on day release serving a life sentence for murdering Amanda Champion, a 21-year-old woman with learning disabilities who was found strangled and with her neck slit, with her family insisting Ford is “not a hero.”
The revelations sparked online death threats, according to The Sun, leading prison bosses to move him from his easy-going open prison to the higher-security Elmley Prison for his own protection.
“Management decided it was best to move him because of the threats,” a prison source told the paper.
“Some were saying he should have died because of what he did. It was thought best for his own protection he should switch prisons.”
Ford is getting counseling over Jones’ death, and is expected to be back in cushy Standford Hill by the New Year, the paper said.
“He is not a hero. He’s a murderer,” Champion’s aunt, Angela Cox, has said.
Ford was one of several inmates attending a conference on offender rehab alongside Khan when he went on his murderous rampage. The two dead — Jones and Jack Merritt, 25 — were both workers helping the convicts.
سایت تابناک از انتشار نظرات حاوی توهین و افترا و نوشته شده با حروف لاتین (فینگیلیش) معذور است.