A BRAVE Huddersfield man will tonight be hailed a true hero.
Juby Mathew, 31, is one of the people nominated today in the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards.
He has been chosen in the outstanding bravery category and will line up at a glittering ceremony, which will be shown on TV tomorrow evening.
Mr Mathew suffered injuries and needed five months off work after saving a toddler from being savaged by a dog.
The Lockwood man is terrified of dogs after being savaged by one when he was nine-years-old.
But that did not stop the heroic father-of-two jumping out of his car when he saw four-year-old Brwa Hassan being attacked by what was thought to be a pit bull terrier in Crosland Moor.
He saved the toddler from the jaws of the demented dog despite suffering a bite to his leg and a fractured hand during the rescue.
It took around 10 minutes to free the little boy and Juby needed immediate surgery and was off work for five months.
Brwa suffered nasty wounds on his legs and severe scratches on his back.
The bravery earned him an Examiner Community Award in June and now tonight’s national recognition.