Child saved by hero dog

The Riley family near to where the incident happened Credit: ITV Anglia

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.