HE was the toast of Huddersfield and also the Pride of Britain.
Heroic Juby Mathew rescued a four-year-old boy from a vicious dog and was badly injured saving the youngster’s life.
Juby, of Lockwood, won the Courage Award at last year’s Examiner Community Awards.
And in London in October he won an Outstanding Bravery Award at the 2008 Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards.
Juby suffered severe injuries and needed five months off work after seeing Brwa Hassan being attacked by what was thought to be a pit bull terrier in Crosland Moor.
The 31-year-old warehouse worker admitted to being terrified of dogs after being attacked himself at the age of nine.
But, he said afterwards: “I’d do it again because I have young sons.
“I hope others would do the same.”