A taxi driver from Maidstone has been branded a hero on Facebook - after he bravely ferried terrified people caught up in the June 3 London terror attack at London Bridge to safety.
And among the heaving crowds of people attempting to flee the area was Sam Baggley, from Lincoln, who took to Facebook to describe the moment a cabbie from Kent offered him and others nearby a lift to safety.
In his post on June 3, Mr Baggley appealed for help finding the taxi driver, who has since been named as Darren Kenny.
He wrote: “Unfortunately I had gone out and was in London Bridge and Borough Market, and was caught in the thick of it. Thankfully my companions and I are safe.
“As chaotic as it all was, as you can imagine getting away from the scene was difficult. An amazing and kind man, called Darren (I didn’t get his surname) from Maidstone, picked us up, and others, in his black cab, and took us and many others away from danger, giving up his night and safety helping others.”
Mr Baggley later returned to his page, announcing that he’d managed to get in touch with the Kent hero. He said: “Many other taxis wouldn’t take fares and were driving off (understandably really).
“The taxi driver who took us in (and refused payment of a £60 odd fare) is Darren Kenny, sorry to draw attention Darren but you really deserve recognition for your actions. It really goes to show that there are some genuine and kind people out there, and that in these darkest times of terror and austerity, the Nation, and all of its citizens and guests, can come together and get through this! #LondonBridge.”