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British man stabbed while defending victims in Finland

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:59 GMT, Aug 20, 2017 |
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A British man who was severely injured while defending victims of a knife attack in Finland that left two women dead has said he is “not a hero”.

Speaking from his hospital bed, Hassan Zubier, a paramedic born in Kent but who now lives in Sweden, told the BBC that he did “what he was trained for”.

The attack took place in the Market Square in the city of Turku on Friday and left two Finnish women dead and eight people wounded including an Italian national and two Swedes.