Prime Minister Praises Public Bravery

David Cameron has praised a Cub pack leader from Cornwall who confronted an armed man suspected of slaughtering a British soldier in Woolwich, south-east London. 

The Prime Minister hailed the bravery of Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, of Helston. 

Ms Loyau-Kennett, who risked her life to confront the armed man suspected of killing a soldier in broad daylight has described how she tried to calm him moments after the barbaric attack. 

The 48-year-old was on a bus heading through Woolwich when she spotted the stricken soldier lying bloodied in the road. 


Her bravery - and that of others who tried to reason with the killers - has been praised, particularly in the wake of amateur footage from the scene, which shows one of the two suspects making political statements about the slaughter while still brandishing weapons. 

Ms Loyau-Kennett told ITV Daybreak she initially thought the victim had been injured in a car crash after spotting a badly damaged vehicle on a pavement at the scene. 

Woolwich and Greenwich MP Nick Raynsford praised the "extraordinary'' bravery of members of the public who approached the killers. 

The men are currently in separate London hospitals being treated for injuries after they were shot by police at the scene. 

Relatives of the dead soldier are believed to have been informed though he has yet to be named. 

A car believed to have been used in the attack was taken away. 

The blue vehicle, which appeared to have collided with a road sign in John Wilson Street, was covered with a red tarpaulin and taken away by a tow truck.