Trio’s hero acts recognised

Three central Victorian men have been honoured with bravery awards today for protecting others from an armed attacker and rescuing a man trapped in an oven.

Kerang men David Alan Gray and Kenneth John Byrne and Newstead man Dale Edwards were presented with Royal Humane Society of Australasia bravery awards at Government House in Melbourne this morning.

Mr Gray and Mr Byrne received silver medals for going to the rescue of a woman and six children from an armed man, who had just murdered his partner in Kerang on August 9, 2014.

Mr Edwards received a certificate of merit for his efforts in rescuing a Bakers Delight worker in January this year, whose hand became trapped in an oven.

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