Young boy in Derry rescues teenage girl from three men trying to abduct her 1 year ago

Young boy in Derry rescues teenage girl from three men trying to abduct her

This is quite simply incredible.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland in Foyle, Co. Derry have offered their gratitude to a young boy called Tiernan McCready after he rescued an 18-year-old girl from being abducted by three men.

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According to a statement on the PSNI Foyle Facebook, "Last week in the Bogside he saw three males grab an 18 year old girl and try to get her in their van.

"Most adults would be paralysed in shock, confusion or fear and fail to act till [sic] it was too late. Tiernan reacted instantly and shouted at the males and led the girl away to safety. He then told his mum who rang police."

The PSNI yesterday rewarded McCready for his bravery and quick-thinking.

"The Bogside, Brandywell, and The Fountain Neighbourhood Team presented Tiernan with a PSNI Badge of Honour (and some Malteasers). But this doesn’t go anywhere near to paying off the debt our community owes this boy. Our youngsters often get a bad rep but remember the vast majority are brave and big hearted just like Tiernan."

Tiernan's heroics have seen him go viral since the PSNI shared his story last night. Over 25,000 people have liked the post on Facebook.