Boxing coach who tried to save PC Palmer in 2017 terror attack is battling Covid

A BOXING coach who tried to save PC Keith Palmer in the 2017 Westminster terror attack is battling Covid in a Turkish hospital.

Former GB coach Tony Davis tweeted from Istanbul: “This is to show that Covid ain’t no joke!

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“This virus continues to suck the life out of me and just informed that I need the strongest drugs!

"Staff are fantastic but nobody speaks English.”

Tony, 47, who is now Bahrain’s national boxing coach, has been in hospital for more than a week.

The ex-Army sergeant thanked pals for arranging supplies of food, clothing and toiletries.


Tony, from Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, was the first person to help PC Palmer, fatally knifed by terrorist Khalid Masood.

The Foreign Office said it was supporting Tony.

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