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• ‘You are going to lose’: A mother of two described Wednesday how she put her life on the line by trying to persuade the terrorists to hand over their weapons. Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, a cub scout leader, talked with the killers and kept her nerve as one of them told her: “We want to start a war in London tonight.” Loyau-Kennett, 48, from Cornwall, was one of the first people on the scene after the two Islamists butchered a soldier in Woolwich, south-east London Wednesday. She was photographed by onlookers confronting one of the attackers who was holding a bloodied knife. Loyau-Kennett was a passenger on a number 53 bus which was travelling past the scene. She jumped off to check the soldier’s pulse. “I said: ’Right, now it is only you versus many people, you are going to lose, what would you like to do?’ He said: ‘I would like to stay and fight?’” The terrorist in the black hat then went to speak to someone else and Loyau-Kennett tried to engage with the other man in the light coat. She said: “The other one was much shyer and I went to him and I said: ‘Well, what about you? Would you like to give me what you have in your hands?’ “I did not want to say weapons but I thought it was better having them aimed on one person like me rather than everybody there. Children were starting to leave school as well.”Loyau-Kennett was not the only woman to show extraordinary courage in the Woolwich street. Others shielded the soldier’s body as the killers stood over them. Joe Tallant, 20, a van loader who lives near the scene, said a friend and her mother went over to help the soldier as he lay dying in the street.