Sharron Brooker and her daughter Claire Mosley were both badly bitten when they went to the rescue of a man being mauled by two dangerous dogs.
Now the pair from Sussex have been recognised for their bravery with an award by the Royal Humane Society at Buckingham Palace. But the man who was saved by the women's heroic actions - Nigel Waughman - has not had a chance to say thank you.
Meridian took Nigel along to meet the women who saved him. Nashreen Issa reports.
Police and local people in St Leonards searched for two small boys aged 6 and 7 who ran off from school at the end of lessons. The pupils ran off from Silverdale primary school in Perth Road, St Leonards shortly after 3.15pm on Friday 11 October and widespread search was mounted.
However the two were found safe and well in the Old Town area of Hastings less than two hours later by a member of the public.
A Sussex Police spokesman said; "We don't know exactly why they ran off but there no suspicious circumstances and they are being re-united with their parents. Our thanks go to everyone who helped in the search"
A man who was charged with the murder of a 5-week-old baby girl will appear at Brighton Magistrates Court today.
Mark Sandland, who is 27-years-old was arrested on 11th November last year on suspicion of murdering Aimee-Rose Sandland following an incident at his home in St Leonards.
The baby girl died on the 9th November at Kings College Hospital, London, after the incident on the 5th November.
A man has been charged with the murder of his five-week- old daughter in St Leonards last year.
Mark Sandland, 27, of Cambridge Road, Hastings, is accused of killing Aimee-Rose Sandland following an incident at his home in St Leonards on November 5.
She died on 9 November at Kings College Hospital, London.
Sandland will appear at Brighton Magistrates Court on Thursday 3 October.
All policing teams officers in the Hastings district have been told to look for Mr Hraboweckyj while on patrol. Homeless shelters and soup kitchens have been made aware, because there are suggestions that Mr Hraboweckyj has been seen with street drinkers.
We are doing all we can to try to trace Mr Hraboweckyj so he can be given his medication. I would like to stress again that it is totally out of character for him to have stopped taking it. We need to find him urgently and are keen to speak to anyone who might have an idea where he is or where he has been since he went missing. If you see him please call 999 so that we can help him.
If you have information about Mr Hraboweckyj call 101 quoting serial 7 of 17 September.
Police are speaking to homeless charities to try to trace 52-year-old David Harold Hraboweckyj.
Officers are extremely concerned for the safety of Mr Hraboweckyj, who left his home in Charles Road, St Leonards, on the morning of Monday 16 September and has not been seen since.
Mr Hraboweckyj is a paranoid schizophrenic who last took his medication on the day he disappeared.
It is believed that it has been so long since he took his medication that he could now pose a danger to the public if challenged.
Police are appealing for witnesses in St Leonards who may have seen a gang, who were carrying weapons, chase three men.
It is thought the gang were carrying a sword and a claw hammer, but the weapons were not used on anyone.
A 22-year-old man and a 23-year-old man, both from St Leonards, were questioned on suspicion of public order offences before being released on bail until 23 September.
PC Ian Rise, from Hastings Response Investigation Team, said: "We believe that an argument happened, causing all six men to run into the street."
A pet cat was left with a broken jaw and a seriously swollen face after being attacked.
A police spokesman said, "The vet believes that the injuries were not caused by a vehicle or another animal but in a malicious attack."
Officers are investigating the possibility that it may have been thrown from a height.
The pet was found by it's owner on Albany Road, St Leonards, at around 9pm on 18th July. She was so distressed by the cats injuries that she did not report the incident until several weeks later.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 595 of 5 August.
The victim was left extremely upset and distressed by what happened and we are very keen to trace the man responsible. He is described as white, in his mid 20s, wearing cream shorts, a grey hooded top and a red baseball cap. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101, quoting reference 1222 of 23 March. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.