Train terror attack hero Chris Norman receives top French bravery honour

Hollande says men gave 'lesson in courage, in will, and thus in hope'


Train-Attack Heroes Awarded France's Top Honor

A British grandfather who helped subdue a gunman armed with an AK-47 on a train from Amsterdam to Paris has been presented with France's top honour for bravery.

IT expert Chris Norman received the Legion d'Honneur from French president Francois Hollande alongside three Americans who fought suspected Morrocan jihadist Ayoub El-Khazzani, 26, on Friday.

Mr Hollande said the men showed "that faced with terror, we have the power to resist", adding, "you also gave a lesson in courage, in will, and thus in hope".

Mr Norman smiled as Mr Hollande pinned the honour to his chest, before kissing the president on both cheeks.

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