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A HERO trucker pulled a young man from a burning house - then went back in to save the family cat.

Peter Sharp raced to his partner's first-floor flat after being told it was on fire.

He ran into the building and found his girlfriend's nephew Stuart McLeod, who was staying the night in the house.

Stuart, 20, was fast asleep in bed and Peter managed to drag him to safety. Peter then raced back up the stairs to find the family cat Tigger.

Crawling on his hands and knees due to the dense smoke, he heard a tiny cry coming from the bedroom cupboard.

Bundled He bundled the terrified moggy up in his arms and made his way back downstairs just as the fire service arrived.

Yesterday, Peter, 42, of Tranent, East Lothian, said: "I thought nothing of it at the time - I was on autopilot.

"I found Stuart and managed to get him out. The smoke was horrendous but I knew I had to go back in to save Tigger.

"The poor wee thing was trembling with fear but I just grabbed him."

Peter's partner Kirsten Scott, 39, said: "I can't believe how brave Peter was. Not only did he save my nephew's life, but to go back in and save Tigger was just incredible."

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HERO: Peter, right, with Stuart, Kirsten and Tigger
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Date:Sep 10, 2010
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