Classmates save French girl, 7, from being kidnapped

27th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

A schoolgirl was saved by her eight-year-old classmates who kicked and punched the kidnapper and sent him fleeing.

VERSAILLES – A seven-year-old French schoolgirl was pulled from the clutches of a kidnapper by her classmates who kicked and punched the intruder until he fled, police said Thursday.

An unknown man accosted the child last Friday after slipping into the school playground in Plaisir west of Paris, offering the girl sweets to follow him.

When she refused, he tried to drag her into his car, but an eight-year-old classmate ran up and started kicking and punching the assailant, and tried to trip him, said local police inspector Heloise Gresy.

"There was lots of shouting, and a dozen other kids from the class came over and sent him fleeing," she said.

Police, who have issued a search warrant, described the man as white with grey hair, a small beard and a white hat, driving a dark convertible car.

AFP / Expatica

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