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A woman from Cornwall who attempted to talk to the alleged killers of a soldier in London last week has returned to the scene for the first time today.
Ingrid Loyau-Kennett from Helston spent time looking at the dozens of tributes left in memory of Drummer Lee Rigby as she visited Woolwich
Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, who was praised for her bravery in calmly talking to one of the attackers as he stood clutching a knife with bloodied hands, looks at the floral tributes outside the Royal Artillery Barracks, in Woolwich, east London.
Watch ITV News West Country at 6pm for our interview with the Woolwich heroine Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, from Helston in Cornwall. The mother and cub scout leader confronted the alleged attackers after a soldier was hacked to death in the street.
Wayne Bulpitt, UK Chief Commissioner of the Scouting Association has praised Ingrid Loyau-Kennett following the events in Woolwich:
A woman who confronted one of the alleged attackers while he still had a knife in his hand spoke exclusively to Daybreak. Ingrid Loyau-Kennett was on a bus in Woolwich, but got off when she saw a man lying injured on a road. She says she was acting on instinct.
Watch Daybreak's exclusive interview with Ingrid Loyau-Kennett here.
A mother confronted the Woolwich attackers, asking them to hand over their weapons and warning them: "It is only you versus many people, you are going to lose", it was reported.
Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, 48, told the Daily Telegraph that one of the attackers said to her that they "want to start a war in London tonight".
"So I thought 'OK, I don't know what is going on here' and he was covered with blood. I thought I had better start talking to him before he starts attacking somebody else. I thought these people usually have a message so I said, 'what do you want?'"
Mrs Loyau-Kennett said that the attacker seemed to be "in full control of his decisions and ready to do everything he wanted to do."
The mother-of-two, a cub scout leader from Cornwall according to the report, added: "Being a cub leader I have my first aid so when I saw this guy on the floor I thought it was an accident - then I saw the guy was dead and I could not feel any pulse."
A cub scout leader from Helston, Cornwall, was one of the first people on the scene after a man was hacked to death on a London street today. Ingrid Loyau-Kennett confronted two men, one of whom was holding a bloodied knife, after the incident in Woolwich.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Mrs Loyau-Kennett was a passenger on a bus which was travelling past the scene, and jumped off to check the dead man's pulse.
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A mother who confronted a man suspected of attacking a soldier has exclusively told ITV News she "just talked to a guy who was in need".