Hero awarded George Medal

A bomb disposal expert from Saffron Walden who used his body as a shield to stop an unstable explosive device from going off, has been given the George Medal for bravery.

Warrant Officer Andy Peat, who was serving in Afghanistan, then went on to help ten people get away safely from the heavily mined area they were stuck in.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight

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Region's heroes honoured

An army bomb disposal expert and a medic from our region have both been praised for their bravery in the latest round of the Army's operational honours.