Briton stabbed helping others in Finland terror attack: 'I'm no hero'

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A British man knifed while he helped victims of a suspected terror attack in Finland has insisted he is no hero.

Two Finnish women were killed in the knife rampage in the south-western city of Turku, 90 miles west of Helsinki, on Friday.

Seven people were injured, including Briton Hassan Zubier, who was reportedly stabbed as he tried to help other victims.

Today he told the BBC from his hospital bed: “I am not a hero. I did what I was trained for. I did my best and more.”

Mr Zubier, reportedly a Kent-born paramedic who now lives in Sweden, spotted a man stabbing a woman as she lay on the ground and raced over as fast as he could.

He told Swedish newspaper the Expressen: “I rushed to help her and I tried to stop the blood flow, while others gave her heart and lung assistance.”

But the woman’s injuries were so severe that she died in his arms.

Four Finns, an Italian and a Swede were also injured in the attack, which Finland’s Security Intelligence Service said was “a likely terror act”.

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Police said the suspect, an 18-year-old Moroccan asylum-seeker, who was shot by officers and arrested, appeared to have targeted women.

Four other Moroccans have been arrested.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) spokeswoman said: “Our staff have offered support to a British man following an incident in Finland.”


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