A MUM-of-two who died after helping to save the life of her two-year-old daughter during a brutal attack and house fire has been honoured with a top award for bravery.

Leanne Collopy had been repeatedly stabbed by ex-partner Saleem Said before he set her on fire at her home in Loveclough, Rossendale, on July 30, 2017.

Despite the stab wounds to the head and body the 25-year-old attempted to get her daughter away from the fire.

An officer was able to pull Leanne’s daughter to safety through a window before later being rescued but she died in hospital from her injuries.

Now, the Queen has given Leanne a posthumous ‘Commendation for Bravery’ award for her actions in saving her child.

A statement on behalf of Leanne’s family said: “As a family we are immensely proud and honoured that Leanne’s final actions as a devoted mum have been acknowledged in such a way.”

Meanwhile, PC Mark Fletcher, who was the officer who helped to get Leanne out of the building and her daughter along with Said was also honoured.

He was given the Queen’s Commendation of Bravery award.

PC Fletcher and a colleague were on duty and arrived within minutes as the first officers in attendance.

He had immediately pulled the child through the window and to safety in the arms of a neighbour.

His actions helped the child survive the incident but she was left with around 20 per cent burns and has had multiple operations during a lengthy period in hospital.

Despite unsuccessful attempts to break in through the front door, PC Fletcher managed to smash the window and then carried Leanne out of the building and even though she later died, it is believed his actions ‘maximised the possibility of her survival’.

The Queen’s Commendation for Bravery (QCB) was introduced in the Second World War and they are granted for gallantry.

Said, of Woodcroft Street, Rawtenstall, pleaded guilty to murder and arson with intent to endanger life and he was sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison.