YEP Says: Bernard Kenny, a real national hero

Bernard Kenny, the man who risked his own life to try and save MP Jo Cox, has died.
Bernard Kenny, the man who risked his own life to try and save MP Jo Cox, has died.
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BERNARD KENNY will always be remembered as the most unassuming of national heroes. Though the have-a-go pensioner won the world’s respect for the brave and courageous manner in which he risked his own life to confront the murderer of Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox outside Birstall Library, it was never lost on him that he came to public prominence in the most tragic of circumstances.

Yet his quiet dignity – he remained a private man who shunned the limelight – represented the very best of human decency. The family of the late Mrs Cox put it best of all – he was a “shining example of Yorkshire and British bravery”.

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