London Bridge hero PC Wayne Marques has returned to light duties with the British Transport Police.
During the terrorist attack in June 2017, PC Marques was stabbed multiple times as he ran towards the attackers and confronted them, armed only with his baton.
He has since attended multiple rehabilitation programmes, which he describes as being physically and mentally tough, as he recovers from his injuries and returns to strength.
PC Marques thanked friends, family and colleagues for supporting him getting to this stage. He said: “It feels surreal walking back through the doors but I am thrilled to get back to what I love doing.
“I know there is still a long road ahead of me before I can put the operational uniform back on, but with time I hope I can reach that stage.”
Chief constable Paul Crowther added: “I am delighted to see that Wayne has returned to work after a tough recovery process. His determination and hard work during his rehabilitation is truly inspiring.
“Wayne is a credit to the Force and he undoubtedly exemplifies the very best in British policing. I wish him all the best as he continues to rebuild his strength in his recovery. I would also like to pay tribute to the many people who have helped Wayne’s recovery, including the team at Kings College hospital, Hedley Court, the Police Treatment Centre, our own occupation health teams, and of course the support of his colleagues.
“Of course, whilst we are all proud of Wayne’s achievements, we must not forget about those who died and who lost loved ones during this atrocity. Our thoughts will always remain with those who died during the attack at London Bridge and Borough Market.”
While Wayne’s recovery continues, he will work on light duties in south London and will not undertake any uniformed operational roles as part of his return to work.