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PUBLISHED: 14:26 02 October 2008 | UPDATED: 11:55 03 July 2010

A MOTHER who shopped two of her sons to the police after discovering they had attacked a man has earned national acclaim for her actions.

Mother-of-six Carol Saldinack, 51, who moved to Great Yarmouth after the incident, won in the Special Recognition category in the Pride of Britain Awards.

A MOTHER who shopped two of her sons to the police after discovering they had attacked a man has earned national acclaim for her actions.

Mother-of-six Carol Saldinack, 51, who moved to Great Yarmouth after the incident, won in the Special Recognition category in the Pride of Britain Awards.

She was disowned by her two sons, Luke Newman, 27, and Oliver Clark, 24, after she notified police of their vicious attack on Mark Parkinson, who was left blinded in one eye.

The brothers were jailed for two years for GBH at Chichester Crown Court, West Sussex in May, following the assault outside a takeaway during a night drinking in the town in June 2007.

Mr Parkinson, 36, who suffered a detached retina, extensive bruising and cuts, perforated eardrum and bruised ribs, commended her actions.

Mrs Saldinack said: “I have mixed emotions really, especially being among all the other winners, I do not feel worthy of the award, but obviously the British public and the judges think I am, so I have been told not to walk with my head down.

“I still do not regret my decision and I just hope me winning the award can do some good.”

Now in their 10th year, the Pride of Britain Awards pay tribute to some of the nation's unsung heroes and reward acts of heroism and courage.

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