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Saviour schoolboy showed courage beyond his years

Tiernan McCready was honoured by police for his bravery.
Tiernan McCready was honoured by police for his bravery.

Editor's Viewpoint

Nine-year-old Londonderry schoolboy Tiernan McCready has rightly been hailed a hero after foiling the attempted abduction of a teenage girl in the city.

He reacted with courage beyond his years by shouting at the men holding the girl and threatening to call the police.

Not only did the girl manage to get away, but Tiernan also alerted his mother, who contacted the police.

He responded to a threat with speed and in a way that would have put many adults to shame. Even in his interview with this newspaper he showed a maturity far in advance of his age. Hopefully the would-be abductors are soon apprehended.

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