Southampton council leader honoured for submarine bravery


The leader of Southampton council Royston Smith has been honoured for his part in disarming a man with a gun during a council visit to HMS Astute when it was docked in Southampton harbour.

Able Seaman Ryan Donovan shot Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux dead on the submarine before the councillor was able to wrestle him to the ground. He said getting the George Medal was an honour tinged with sadness

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.