A restaurant owner who rescued a man from a burning car has been given a bravery award.
Grampian Fire and Rescue Service recognised the bravery shown by Abdul Aziz, who risked his own life to save the driver of a car which crashed on the A90 near the Newtonhill junction, hit a lamp post and burst into flames.
On handing over the certificate of commendation, David Dalziel, chief fire officer, said: “Abdul Aziz’s selfless actions undoubtedly saved a life that evening and this is a small recognition of his personal bravery and his concern for others.”
Mr Aziz was working in his restaurant, Mumbai Spice, when he witnessed the accident. He quickly rushed out of his restaurant with a fire extinguisher to the aid of the driver trapped inside the burning vehicle.
The driver, who suffered burns and trauma, has made a full recovery since the crash, which happened on January 24.
Mr Aziz said: “It was very scary when I saw the flames but I didn’t want to see somebody burning alive.
“I don’t know where I found the energy but I did my best to help him out of the car.
“It was scary but I’m very proud of myself for helping someone.”