Bernard Kenny, who was stabbed as he tried to save MP Jo Cox, has died. The hero pensioner who was stabbed when he tried to rescue murdered MP Jo Cox during the hellish attack has died after losing a battle with cancer.
Retired miner, Bernard Kenny, 78, was awarded the George Medal for his astonishing bravery during the crime that shocked the nation. More than 86,000 people signed a petition demanding he was given the highest civilian honour. Before the attack the rugby loving father-of-two was said to be a “fit man” who swam every day.
But he never fully recovered from the serious injuries he suffered at the hands of right-wing extremist Thomas Mair. Bernard, who shared the same birthday as the 41-year-old Labour MP, watched in horror as she fell to the floor in a pool of her own blood on June 16th last year in Birstall, West Yorkshire. He ran from his car in a desperate bid to save her life, but he was hit by the blade which pierced his liver, narrowly missing his heart and other major organs.