Quick thinking 10 year-old Thomas Malkin saved his family after Border
collie Buster accidently switched on the gas knob on the kitchen cooker.
In the house at the time was mum Karen Bromley, 42, a primary school
assistant, retired dad Leonard Malkin, 62, sister Kathyrn, 18, a college
student and Thomas.
Proud mum Karen bought a new karate suit for her martial arts mad son, who saved thier lives by his sensible actions.
She said: ”We’re so proud of him – nobody can believe how sensible he was at such a young age. Buster was very naughty but he’s so young it’s hard to really tell him off.”