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Nantwich student nurse caught up in London attack wants to find taxi driver who saved her

19-year-old Rhiannon Owen, from Nantwich, was caught up in the London attack Credit: ITV News

A 19-year-old student nurse from Nantwich, who escaped the London Bridge terror attack, has said she wants to find the taxi driver who saved her life.

Rhiannon Owen was on Borough High Street at a cash machine when a passing taxi driver shouted for her to run.

She said the actions of the unknown man saved her life and allowed her to find shelter in a nearby pub and to alert others to the danger in the process.

He swerved towards me and screamed 'please run, you've got to run now, get back, get back.

I turned around and saw this man with this huge blade and I just ran as fast as I could to the nearest pub.

I shouted into the pub and said to everyone 'you need to get inside'. We all went upstairs for, I don't even know how long, and gunshots started and they went on for ages.

It was horrible, horrible. People were screaming and crying.

Emergency services everywhere, blue flashing lights, armed police on every metre of road - it was completely packed.

– Rhiannon Owen

She said the police eventually came and said those inside could leave, but that they had to do so with their hands on their heads.

Quizzed on if she saw anyone with injuries, she said she saw a man "bleeding out".

"The window was smashed and he was on the floor and he was screaming - I think he had been a victim of the stabbing," she added.