A BRITISH hero has been praised for preventing a young girl from being snatched outside her school.
The National Police are now investigating the attempted kidnapping of the 11-year-old as she left her school La Paloma, in Arroyo de la Miel.
According to reports, the youngster was approached by a man, aged around 25, who asked her for the time before grabbing her by the hand and trying to force her into his red BMW where two accomplices were waiting.
The girl later told her parents he was dark haired and spoke Spanish with a foreign accent.
Her father explained: “She told him that she had no watch, and then he took her hand and started to say ‘you are very pretty.’
“My daughter started screaming and he covered her mouth and tried to take her to the car.”
But, by incredible fortune, an elderly British man, who happened to be passing heard the girl’s screams and came to her rescue pushing her assailant away and threatening to call the police.
The girl’s father is now trying to locate the British hero to “thank him for what he did for my daughter and for me.”
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