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.
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James Wright has the forecast for tonight and tomorrow in the west of the region.
James Wright has the forecast for tonight and tomorrow in the east of the region.