BRAVE Aimee Navesey, seven, who saved her pet rabbit from the clutches of a weasel, has been congratulated by Rossendale and Darwen MP Jake Berry via a letter from the Houses of Parliament.

Aimee’s sisters Katie, nine, and Lucy, 10, were also recognised for their part in the rescue mission. The trio, all pupils at St Stephen’s, Tockholes, sprang into action when the animal jumped on to their pet’s back and tried to sink its teeth into Dora’s neck.

As Aimee reached her distressed pet first, she grabbed the weasel, swung it around her head and threw it into a nearby field, saving her six-year-old rabbit. Mum Julie, who lives at Silk Hall Farm, Tockholes, with husband Mark and three daughters, said: “As soon as they saw it the girls were screaming ‘Get off!’ and up they jumped to go help Dora. They told me later they could see it on Dora’s back and it was trying to bite through her neck. The next thing Aimee was swinging it over her head by the tail and threw it into a field!”