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Geoff Ho

Geoff Ho

Photo of Geoff with sunglasses on

Photo of Geoff with sunglasses on

Geoff Ho is a Busines Editor at Express Newspapers living in London, UK. On June 3, 2017 Geoff Ho was stabbed after heroically intervening to help stop one of the terrorists in the London Attacks June 3, 2017.

London Attacks Heroic Response

Photo of Geoff with friends in the Sahara Desert on a trip to raise money for a friend's charity

Photo of Geoff with friends in the Sahara Desert on a trip to raise money for a friend's charity

During the London Attacks June 3, 2017 Geoff intervened as the knife-wielding terrorists attacked a bouncer in the doorway of the Southwark Tavern, in Southwark Street.  He was later seen walking calmly towards an ambulance escorted by a police officer holding a makeshift bandage to his neck. Friends who had appealed online for information about Mr Ho's whereabouts later confirmed he was in intensive care and that it "seems he is going to be OK". Friends later said Mr Ho, who has been with the Sunday Express for 10 years, was sitting up in bed.

Geoff's friend Azeem Rasol a friend of Geoff's, made a GoFundMe to raise money for Geoff's favorite charities. [1]

Mr Ho incredibly posted a message on Facebook playing down his bravery, saying he wasn't sure whether it was "stupid or noble" to intervene.

He said: "Don't know whether it was stupid or noble to jump in and break up the fight outside the Southwark Tavern, but two a***s trying to do over the lone bouncer on the door isn't happening on my watch.”

Sunday Express editor Martin Townsend paid tribute to his brave colleague:

"Geoff Ho is an absolutely first class reporter and a fine and decent man and our thoughts are with him and his family at this time," he said.

"We are all hoping and praying for a speedy recovery."

Personal Life

Photo of Geoff with a bow-tie

Photo of Geoff with a bow-tie

Geoff Ho enoys writing and is a fan of Manchester United, Mixed martial arts, and Boxing. His favorite foods are curry, noodles, and pasta.

A friend Azeem Rasool described Geoff as like a "big brother".

"I’ve known him my entire life, from high-school days," Mr Rasool said.

“He’s an amazing guy and we love him and we just hope he’s safe".

According to friends, Geoff is a courageous person who enjoys helping others.

In 2016, he went on a trip to the Sahara Desert to raise money for a friend's charity. [1]

Career

Geoff Ho has worked as a Deputy City Editor at Express Newspapers since 2007. He previously worked as a Companies Reporter at Shares Magazine and as an Deputy Editor at Incisive Media.

Education

Geoff Ho graduated from the London College of Printing with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 1999. He previously attended Kingston College.

References

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Citation Linkgofundme.comGoFundMepage created to raise money for Geoff's favorite charities
Jun 4, 2017, 8:03 PM
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Citation Linkexpress.co.ukSunday Expressarticle on Geoff Ho's heroic actions during the London Attacks June 3, 2017
Jun 4, 2017, 8:07 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Geoff with friends in the Sahara Desert on a trip to raise money for a friend's charity
Jun 4, 2017, 8:09 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Geoff with a bow-tie
Jun 4, 2017, 8:14 PM
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Citation Linklinkedin.comGeoff Ho on LinkedIn
Jun 4, 2017, 5:04 AM
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Citation Linkfacebook.comGeoff Ho on Facebook
Jun 4, 2017, 5:06 AM
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Citation Linktelegraph.co.ukTelegrapharticle on Geoff's disappearance
Jun 4, 2017, 5:14 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Geoff with sunglasses on
Jun 4, 2017, 5:31 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Geoff [5]
Jun 4, 2017, 5:31 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comGeoff enjoying a pint of beer
Jun 4, 2017, 5:32 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comGeoff getting prepared for a feast [5]
Jun 4, 2017, 5:32 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Geoff [5]
Jun 4, 2017, 5:33 AM