New Year's Day car fire heroes receive police commendation

New Year's Day car fire heroes receive police commendation

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James Preston

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New Year's Day car fire heroes receive police commendation

Two brave cousins who dragged an injured driver from a burning car have received a police commendation.

Zac Wilson, 36, from Hurley and Dimitri Mardari, 26, from Knowl Hill, received the award at a ceremony in Sulhamstead after carrying out a daring rescue to save the badly-injured driver in the early hours of New Year's Day.

The cousins were accompanied by their mothers as they received the framed commendation from Supt Chris Shead and have been told they will be recommended for awards at a national level.

Speaking after the ceremony, landscape gardener Dimitri (pictured, right) described the night he found the driver.

He said: "I remember on the night there was one point when Zac was shouting for me to get out of the car.

"At one moment I thought I had to go otherwise I was going to die but looking at the bloke in front of me covered in blood, I couldn't leave him there."

The ceremony was on July 18.

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