Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

'Bad man' terrorist spared boy

A four-year-old boy who called a terrorist a 'bad man' was spared in the Kenya terrorist siege, it has emerged

A four-year-old boy was spared by a terrorist gunman at a Kenyan shopping centre after telling him: "You're a very bad man", it has emerged.

Elliott Prior's brave reaction to the man reportedly prompted him to spare him and his six-year-old sister, along with their mother, asking them for forgiveness and giving the children chocolate bars.

Elliott, from Windsor, Berkshire, was in a supermarket with mother Amber and sister Amelie when terrorists stormed the Westgate shopping centre on Saturday, The Sun reported.

The boy is believed to have been trying to protect his mother, who had been shot in the leg.

His uncle Alex Coutts told The Sun that when terrorists asked if any children were alive in the supermarket, Elliott and Amelie's mother stood up and said yes.

Elliott, four, is said to have shouted at one man: "You're a bad man, let us leave."

Mr Coutts told the newspaper: "He was very brave. The terrorists even gave the kids Mars bars."

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