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Dagenham dog attack hero nominated for Brave Briton award

Artan Mahmood saved a six-year-old boy from a ferocious dog attack (Credit: Amplifon)

A Dagenham dad who saved the life of his six-year-old neighbour has been named as a finalist in the Amplifon Awards For Brave Britons 2021. 

Artan Mahmood stepped in and grabbed six-year-old Arjun Grewal away from the jaws of a dog and took him to safety.  

The 31-year-old father of five was injured as he freed the boy from the dog and was unable to sleep for a week after the attack. 

Arjun, a classmate of Artan’s son, Yahya, was mauled as he walked home from school with his mum and two-year-old sister in Ilchester Road, Dagenham.

He was unable to see out of his left eye for a number of days, as well as suffering two broken ribs and scratches and bites to his cheek, forehead, shoulder, stomach, back and chest.  

Artan said: “My wife was so terrified, she told me there was a Pitbull attacking a child in the street. I just instinctively ran out because I just knew I had to do something.

“Eventually I hit the dog with a bin and it backed off. I raced to my house clutching Arjun who was bleeding badly but the dog came at us again and bit Arjun on the kneecap. I managed to make it inside and slammed the door shut.”

The awards ceremony will take place virtually on Tuesday 5, October. 

Barking and Dagenham Council have already presented Mahmood with a bravery award for his actions.

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