A former SAS veteran has advised members of the public to use hot coffee and chairs to fight back against knife-wielding terrorists, in a new book on survival techniques.
John Geddes spent 10 years in the Parachute Regiment and 13 years in the SAS, seeing action in Northern Ireland, the Falklands, Colombia, Kosovo and Bosnia. Since leaving the Army in 1997 he has worked as a private security consultant in Iraq and written two books about his experiences.
His latest book is Be a Hero: The Essential Survival Guide to Active- Shooter Events. Geddes, who co-authored the book with Alun Rees, writes: “The most effective way to defend yourself against a knife is to pick up a chair to keep him at bay.