BLACK Lives Matter activist Patrick Hutchinson has spoken out about the moment he saved the life of a Basingstoke man in an interview with The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry.

Mr Hutchinson rose to fame in June of this year after he was photographed carrying injured ex-police officer Bryn Male, 55, to safety during a violent far-right rally.

Speaking to to Prince Harry in a video interview for British GQ, Mr Hutchinson said: "It wasn't just about us protecting the young black protestors, it was about protecting everybody and, as it turned out, somebody on the other side. At the end of the day, in that moment in time you forget about everything else and you just want to do what's right.

"We were pleased that we had been able to avert some potential serious situation. I would do it for anybody and I would do it time and time again. It’s just not something you think about.”

"When adrenaline kicks in, there's no fear."

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Prince Harry and Mr Hutchinson were brought together by GQ as part of its content to support Black History Month and the duke urged people of all backgrounds to get involved in racial issues.

He said: “This is a global movement. The train has left the station. If you’re not on it now then get on it because there’s so much that we can do.

“And, being a dad myself, the whole point in life, I guess, for me, is to try to leave the world in a better place than when you found it.”

Speaking about the issue behind the racial equality protests that have sprung up across the globe, he said: “It just makes you wonder why people find it so hard to understand what we’re all striving for: the equality side of things. And why they find it hard to understand. I just struggle with that.”

Harry praised Mr Hutchinson’s actions, saying: “I think you are a shining example of how every single human being should operate and work and function.

“Even at a time when you have two groups that are at each other on such a visceral level, all that aside, no red mist in you, you just came in, you did what was necessary and you saved a life.”

During the conversation with the duke, Mr Hutchinson, a personal trainer, also spoke about wellbeing, and said keeping fit had kept him “mentally sharp” during lockdown, and Harry highlighted that many will be struggling.

“Because, for so many people, but men especially, I guess, everyone’s been suffering from some form of isolation over the last eight, nine months,” he said.

“But for men who are isolated by themselves this can be a really dark place, unless you know the different solutions or different distractions that you can put into your life, whether it’s going for a great walk or a run or just doing something that keeps you mentally and physically fit.”