Hero Milngavie man tackles nuke sub gunman

A FORMER Milngavie man was hailed a hero after he tackled a gunman who had gone on the rampage on a nuclear sub.

Alistair Neill (54) was part of an official delegation visiting HMS Astute while it was docked in Southampton as part of a “goodwill” visit in April.

However, the tour turned to terror when he and his colleagues came face to face with maniac sailor Ryan Donovan who had decided to turn his gun on his superiors following a row about cleaning duties.

Mr Neill, the chief executive of Southampton City Council, watched in horror as Donovan, who was last week jailed for life, gunned down Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux (36) and Lieutenant Commander Christopher Hodge (45).

Donovan fired his weapon six times in the control room of the £1.2billion submarine, killing Lt Cdr Molyneux and injuring Lt Cdr Hodge.

His rampage was put to an end by members of the council delegation, including Mr Neill, a former Douglas Academy pupil.

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