Calls for Millwall fan stabbed to be awarded George Cross after fighting off London Bridge attackers

HUNDREDS are calling for a Millwall fan to be awarded the George Cross after he was stabbed several times while trying to protect others during the London Bridge terror attack.

Roy Larner had surgery for his injuries at St Thomas' Hospital hospital today, Monday, after reportedly standing up to three men who mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people near Borough Market shortly after 10pm on Saturday.

Witnesses say he threw stools and glasses at the three attackers and was stabbed in the head, neck, back, front and had his fingers cut as he stood up to them.

Friends have already managed to raise more than £24,000 for Roy after setting up a Just Giving page with the intention of just raising £500.

Hundreds have also signed a petition calling for Roy to be awarded the George Cross for his act of bravery.

The petition currently has over 6,500 supporters.