A YOUNG girl has been praised for saving her badly injured grand- father.
Ten-year-old Lyndsey Gray refused to panic after Douglas Cooper was knocked over and trampled by a horse.
Mr Cooper, 71, was badly injured, but brave Lyndsey ran to get help.
She alerted people living nearby after the drama in a field at Kirkheaton and Mr Cooper was taken to hospital by paramedics.
He is now in the intensive care unit at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary with chest and internal injuries.
His son, Adrian Cooper, said: "Had it not been for Lyndsey, he could well have died.
"She happened to be in the field with him when the horse trampled him, and she did really well."
Lyndsey, a pupil at Kirk- heaton Primary School, was feeding pet rabbits in the field where Mr Cooper keeps his horse. He and his brother, Graham, have kept horses for many years.
Adrian Cooper said: "He had gone to tend to the horses as usual and Lyndsey was up in the fields with him.
"He was just putting a strap round the horse's neck when it panicked and swung him round.
"He fell to the ground and the horse trampled on top of him, leaving him badly injured."
Mr Cooper suffered four broken ribs and injuries to his lungs.
At first he was in a ward, but was then admitted to the intensive care unit to help recovery.