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Dog rescues 2-year-old girl as kidnappers attempt to abduct her right in front of her mom

Dog rescues 2-year-old girl as kidnappers attempt to abduct her right in front of her mom

Before the unsuspecting mother could process anything, one of the men picked up her little girl and darted toward a neighboring housing estate. That's when the family dog started chasing the kidnapper.

If it wasn't for a dog in Hampshire, a two-year-old might have been kidnapped in broad daylight. The incident unfolded on the morning of May 11 between 10:40 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. in The Mount, Ringwood, Hampshire. According to Daily Mail, Two men had approached a woman, who had her toddler, and thier family's dog beside her, pretending to be interested in their pet.

Before the unsuspecting mother could process anything, one of the men picked up her little girl and darted toward a neighboring housing estate. At this point, the mother was understandably shocked by what had happened but her dog knew exactly what it had to do as it jumped into action and began chasing the kidnapper.

The pooch managed to get a hold of the man who was trying to abduct the 2-year-old girl. He bit the man on the leg promoting him to let the toddler go. It wouldn't have been possible had the dog not been vigilant and devoted to saving the child. 

Police were informed shortly after and a spokesman for the Hampshire police revealed, "The young girl, and her mother, are being supported by specialist officers who are at this early stage trying to ascertain the exact circumstances of what happened and they are currently dealing with it as an attempted kidnapping."



 

The incident of the attempted kidnapping is being treated "very seriously" confirmed Detective Inspector Janine Bradley who wanted to "reassure the public." She added, "We fully appreciate that this incident will have a significant impact on the community."

Opening up about the investigative measures undertaken by them, Bradley continued, "Our officers are carrying out extensive inquiries in the local area - including house-to-house visits, scoping CCTV and there will be high-visibility patrols in the area to reassure the community."

Cops are now looking for the two men who attempted to kidnap the child. They have been described as white male who are in their late 30s and approximately 5ft 7ins tall. Both were wearing caps and while one of them donned a a light blue jeans the other had dark ones. 

"If you see our officers and have information pertaining to this incident, please speak with them. This occurred in a residential area, during broad daylight, and we would implore anyone who may have seen or heard what happened to come forward. Perhaps you are aware of someone who has today suffered a dog bite to their leg? Any information, no matter how small or insignificant you believe it to be, could really help aid our ongoing investigation and identify those responsible," she continued according to The Sun.

"Likewise, we would like to ask local residents to review any CCTV or doorbell camera footage that they may have which may have captured the moments leading up to, during or after the incident, to make contact with us," she concluded. 

Representative cover image source: Getty | Photo by Jessica Tabarelli / EyeEm

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