The heroic father who saved Claudia Winkleman's little girl from Halloween hell after her costume caught fire by putting out the flames with his bare hands


Jamie Poulton, pictured right, suffered second-degree burns when he plucked eight-year-old Matilda from a group of children and put out the flames with his bare hands. His brave actions not only saved her from worse injury, they prevented her from setting fire to nine other children crowded on to a narrow doorstep. Describing the terrifying accident for the first time, the restaurant owner said he was just feet away when he saw Matilda's black 'wizard's costume' turn into a 'crackling ball of flame'. To his horror, the synthetic fabric melted in his hands as he tried to tear it from the screaming child.

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