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Boy Saves Teen Girl From Kidnappers Who Tried To Force Her Into A Van

A young Irish boy is being hailed for saving a teen girl from abduction.

Last week, Tiernan McCready witnessed three men grab an 18-year-old woman and attempt to force her into a vehicle. Tiernan began shouting at the attackers before leading the woman to safety and telling his mother to call the police.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) rewarded the young boy for his quick and heroic actions.

This is Tiernan McCready. This is what a hero looks like. Last week in the Bogside he saw three males grab an 18 year...

Posted by Police Derry City & Strabane on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

“The Bogside, Brandywell, and The Fountain Neighbourhood Team presented Tiernan with a PSNI Badge of Honour (and some Maltesers). But this doesnt go anywhere near to paying off the debt our community owes this boy,” the PSNI writes on their Facebook page.

“Our youngsters often get a bad rep but remember the vast majority are brave and big-hearted just like Tiernan. #PolicingWithTheCommunity #WeAreYou #KeepingPeopleSafe.”

Tiernan’s story quickly went viral garnering more than 28,000 shares and 10,000 comments. People praised the young boy’s life-saving heroism.

h/t The Irish Post

Written by Emily Burns

Writer and editorial specialist based out of Austin, TX.