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Abdul Aziz honoured for rescuing motorist from burning car in Aberdeenshire on A90

Abdul Aziz receiving award
Abdul Aziz was awarded a certificate of commendation for bravery

A man who rescued a motorist from a burning car in Aberdeenshire has been honoured for his bravery.

Abdul Aziz, the owner of a roadside restaurant, went to the driver's aid when his car crashed on the A90 near the Newtonhill junction in January.

Fire extinguishers did not work, so Mr Aziz smashed the window and dragged the man to safety.

Grampian Fire and Rescue Service's chief fire officer David Dalziel said his actions undoubtedly saved a life.

Mr Aziz was awarded a certificate of commendation for bravery.

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