Reluctant hero

22nd January 1999 at 00:00
(Photograph) - Tom Mannion, headteacher of Cardinal Pole school, Hackney, east London, was left covered in blood after shielding two pupils from a knife attack at a bus stop near their school. After his intervention Mr Mannion said: 'I don't see myself as a hero. It's one of the things you do.'. Photograph by Geoff Franklin

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