Milngavie sub hero to get George Medal honour

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A FORMER Milngavie man is to receive the George Medal after he tackled a gunman who had gone on the rampage on a nuclear submarine.

Alistair Neill (54) was visiting HMS Astute in April of last year while it was docked in Southampton when maniac sailor Ryan Donovan turned his gun on superiors, killing one and injuring another.

Mr Neil, chief executive of Southampton City Council, hit the maniac and, along with council chief Alistair Neill, managed to get him on the ground and retrain him.

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