TERRIFYINGLY, there have been four attempted teenage kidnappings over the past month. And that is just in Calahonda.
Fortunately, in each case the victims have managed to escape the clutches of their assailants in the nick of time.
However, the mental damage will long linger in the minds of the young victims and their distraught families.
Most frightening of all is the attempted abduction of 15-year-old Grace Preston. On a routine walk home from school, two men attempted to snatch her off the street.
It is a tribute to Grace’s quick-thinking and sheer bravery that she managed to flee and hide from these sick people.
For it doesn’t bear thinking about what may have happened.
It is almost, exactly two years since the disappearance of Irish teen Amy Fitzpatrick, and fears still persist regarding the safety of the Costa del Sol’s young, vulnerable youths.
And chillingly, it would seem, more than ever.
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