OUR HERO: Brave Sunday Express journalist Geoff Ho tried to STOP evil London attackers

Mr Ho’s friend Isabelle Oderberg had earlier made repeated appeals for information as to the editor’s whereabouts.

After an anxious wait, the Sunday Express journalist, a martial arts expert specialising in Kung Fu and kickboxing, was confirmed to have been taken to hospital and placed in intensive care. 

Friends later said Mr Ho, who has been with the Sunday Express for 10 years, was sitting up in bed.

Mr Ho incredibly posted a message on Facebook playing down his bravery, saying he wasn’t sure whether it was “stupid or noble” to intervene.

He said: “Don’t know whether it was stupid or noble to jump in and break up the fight outside the Southwark Tavern, but two a***s trying to do over the lone bouncer on the door isn’t happening on my watch.”  

Sunday Express editor Martin Townsend paid tribute to his brave colleague.

“Geoff Ho is an absolutely first class reporter and a fine and decent man and our thoughts are with him and his family at this time,” he said. 

“We are all hoping and praying for a speedy recovery.”

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