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Posthumous medal for man who helped stabbed backpacker | ITV News

A British man who died while helping a backpacker during a knife attack in Australia has been praised as a “protector” by his parents as they received a bravery award on his behalf.

Tom Jackson, from Cheshire, was stabbed after intervening when fellow Briton Mia Ayliffe-Chung was randomly attacked at a hostel in Queensland in 2016.

Ms Ayliffe-Chung, 21, died at the scene but Mr Jackson succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

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