Heroic CBD ‘chair man’ identified as Sydney lawyer
SYDNEY lawyer John Bamford has been identified as the hero armed with a humble pub chair who kept alleged CBD stabber Mert Ney at bay.
Mr Bamford has not spoken publicly about his efforts to distract Ney as he waved a knife at passers-by.
He has been dubbed "chair man" for his efforts in pursuing Ney through the CBD on Tuesday.
After the attack, Mr Bamford returned the chair to the pub where he acquired it and strolled next door to his favourite eatery for a bite to eat.
He sat alone and had his regular beef and mushroom pie.
A worker from the cafe under Rockliff Chambers said Mr Bamford did an amazing job.
"I think he is a real hero."
He is among the last of the heroes to be identified after NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said he didn't want to miss any person who "acted courageously" during Ney's apprehension.