Hero Keltbray worker steps in to save commuter

Grant Prior 5 years ago
Share

A Keltbray machine driver turned have-a-go-hero this week when a raging commuter confronted a woman at London’s Liverpool Street Station.

Tommy Gilboy works for Keltbray at The Stage site in Shoreditch
Tommy Gilboy works for Keltbray at The Stage site in Shoreditch

Tommy Gilboy saw the attack unfold during rush hour when an aggressive American confronted Steph Tat.

She had accidentally bumped into the man on the escalator while rushing to catch her train.

The assailant verbally abused her before following her onto the tube and threatening to ‘cut her up’.

Luckily Gilboy was standing behind her and stepped in to save the day.

He said: “The commuter, who said he was from New York, was small compared to me, but he called her all sorts of names and was really aggressive.

“Steph was clearly very shaken, and so I just did what I think anyone in my place would have done.”

Gilboy then accompanied her to the ticket office at Oxford Street where a representative from the Transport Police took over and escorted her to her final destination.

Gilboy’s heroics only came to light the next day when Tat took to social media to try and identify her white knight.

Keltbray’s marketing team quickly tracked him down to their Stage site in East London where Multiplex is main contractor.

Tat said: “Tommy stepped in to save me. The world needs more Tommys!”

Latest news

Work grinds to a halt on Midas sites

Client "increasingly concerned" over Devon hotel jobs as pay row hits Somerset site
16 hours ago

Kier launches recruitment drive for over 1,200 staff

Large-scale talent hunt starts for the next generation of construction skills
7 hours ago

Ex-PDR staff launch compensation claim

Former workers at failed contractor could get up to 90 days pay if successful
8 hours ago

McLaren submits plans for £85m Leeds build-to-rent tower

Work expected to start this summer on latest city scheme
8 hours ago

Skills and material crisis hitting London housing delivery

Mayor calls for new visa system and extra funding to get affordable house building back on track
7 hours ago

Plan for £140m north London college campus

United Colleges Group reveal detail of Wembley campus plan
1 day ago

Overbury gets green light for £300m Citi Tower refurb

Revamp of 42-storey Canary Wharf tower will be one of London's biggest ever refurb jobs
1 day ago

McAleer & Rushe confirms £23m Manchester hotel job

Work to start on 17 storey Maldron hotel next month
1 day ago

£130m cash injection kick-starts first Wirral Waters resi blocks

Wirral Waters One 600-home project secures funding
1 day ago

Government commits £100m to Sizewell C nuclear project

Government’s cash injection hoped to ‘maximise investor confidence’ while EDF courts private investors
1 day ago

Public raise alarm over unsafe roof work high above Manchester

Court hears how HSE swooped to shut down site after tip off
2 days ago

Realstar and Lendlease ink £120m London build to rent deal

Forward funding deal for 251 private rental flats at Deptford Landings scheme
1 day ago

Balfour Beatty chalks up 100th Scape civils job

Procurement body prepares to invite bids next month for next generation net zero civils framework
1 day ago

Forterra hikes brick prices by 10%+ with more rises to come

Demand continues to surge and costs increase for masonry products giant
2 days ago

Go-ahead for £40m Manchester spec office scheme

Local firm PP O'Connor to demolish Speakers House for 17-storey office block
2 days ago

Spanish giant lands deal to build £683m waste power plant

New plant will turn black bin bag waste into electricity
3 days ago

Henry wins six Ealing council housing projects

Henry Construction secures £40m West London council homes deal
2 days ago

Landsec eyes £825m Glasgow Buchanan Galleries rebuild

Glasgow's mammoth shopping mall could be demolished for mixed-use city quarter
3 days ago

Mace lands £300m London court and police complex

Main construction works to start on Fleet Street site this autumn
3 days ago

Graham bags £30m Birmingham build to rent job

Work set to start Crown Works residential scheme in the Colmore Business District
2 days ago

Balfour Beatty names new investment arm chief

Leo Quinn promotes former major projects finance director Gavin Russell
3 days ago

M1 fraud probe exposes contract management problems

M1 J13-16 investigation finds £320,000 of central barrier scrap metal went missing
3 days ago

Beaumont Morgan Developments goes into administration

Begbies Traynor now in charge of £47m turnover Manchester contractor
3 days ago

Green light for major overhaul of Surrey pharma campus

Kier and Mace bidding for revamp project with three storey glulam building at its heart
3 days ago

Morgan Sindall hires Crossrail safety director

Carole Bardell-Wise joins infrastructure business as SHEQ Director.
3 days ago

Galliford Try bags £28m Dover inland border control facility

Major inland border facility to be built alongside the A2 outside of Dover
3 days ago

Plans go in for £280m Leeds Whitehall Riverside scheme

Major office and flats scheme to be built next to River Aire
3 days ago

Roofer dies in six metre plunge through asbestos sheets

Court hears no safety nets were fitted on site
4 days ago

Subbies stop working for Beaumont Morgan Developments

Manchester based contractor was delivering Fortis Quay for associate development company
4 days ago

Gove threatens ban on cladding suppliers failing to pay for retrofits

Cladding and insulation suppliers now in firing line for cash for £9bn post-Grenfell remediation bill
5 days ago

Contractor services