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Dartford man Hassan Zubier went to aid of Turku stabbing victims

By Jade Edwards

A man from Dartford went to the aid of victims of the knife attack in Finland has said he is "not a hero".

Hassan Zubier, a paramedic who was born in Kent but lives in Sweden said he did what he was trained to do when a man stabbed and killed two women in Turku on Friday.

According to Swedish media reports the 45-year-old, who was on holiday, was injured four times as he tried to help others.

Hassan Zubier

The attack is being treated as a terrorist incident.

Speaking from his hospital bed, Mr Zubier told the BBC: "I am not a hero. I did what I was trained for. I did my best and no more," he told the BBC from his hospital bed."

He told Swedish newspaper, the Expressen: "I saw a guy stabbing a woman with a knife while she lay on the ground.

"I rushed to help her and I tried to stop the blood flow, while others gave her heart and lung assistance.

"My left hand is seriously injured. A nerve is injured, it is not certain that they can save the arm."

The woman died from her injuries.

The knifeman, an 18-year-old Morrocan was arrested after he was shot by police.

Four others have been arrested.

The two women who died were both Finnish and eight other people were injured.

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