Child saved by hero dog

A mum from Clacton says the family dog saved her son from serious injury.

Carly Riley and her three sons were walking along Burrs Road last Thursday when a truck careered onto the pavement.

Carly says the German Shepherd, called Geo, pushed 10-year-old Charlie out of the way, but was struck by the lorry himself, and badly injured. He's recovering at the vets.

Geo
Hero: Geo the German Shepherd recovering from injuries Credit: ITV Anglia

"Geo must have sensed it as he leapt on Charlie and took him out the way. It could have wiped us all out. If it wasn't for Geo I am 100 per cent sure it would've been Charlie."

– Carly Riley