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2 men attempted to kidnap a 2-year-old girl in Ringwood, Hampshire (England), under the horrified gaze of her mother. The child was rescued in extremis by the family dog.

The facts took place at the end of the morning in the city of Ringwood, in England. A mother, her granddaughter and their dog were approached by 2 individuals supposedly interested in the animal. One of the unidentified men then grabbed the 2-year-old girl and started running, the mother told police. A chilling testimony.

Fortunately, the kidnapping attempt failed thanks to the canine’s heroic intervention. Indeed, this violent gesture awakened his protective instinct. The quadruped rushed at the kidnapper and bit him in the leg. After dropping the child, the men fled. The dog, a true hero, saved a member of his beloved family.

Illustration of the article: A heroic dog thwarts a kidnapping attempt and saves a 2-year-old girl

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An investigation is open

The girl and her mother are being supported by specialist officers who are trying at this early stage to determine the exact circumstances of what happened “, said a spokesman for the police of the Hampshire. The 2 men, aged around 30, measuring approximately 1.70 m and wearing caps, are currently wanted by the police. On the day the incident took place, one was wearing light blue jeans, the other dark jeans, reports DailyMail in an article published on May 11, 2022.

Our agents conduct thorough investigations in the areasaid the inspector Janine Bradley, there will be house-to-house visits, CCTV and patrols to reassure the community. »

Illustration of the article: A heroic dog thwarts a kidnapping attempt and saves a 2-year-old girl

© Darren Pepe / Hampshire Live

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This is not the first time that a brave dog has performed a heroic intervention to save his little owner. On May 15, 2021, a 12-year-old girl was able to escape her attacker in Fairfield Township (Ohio, United States), thanks to his 4-legged friend. The stranger followed her down the street. Suddenly, the brave animal took up the defense of the victim by jumping on the individual. The suspect then returned to his van and fled.