Brave Jogger Hailed A Hero After Fighting Off Man Attempting To Rape Girl

July 7, 2014

A man has been hailed a hero after he came to the rescue of a woman on the verge of being raped.

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Abdull Oun, 27, heard the victim's cries for help as he jogged in Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow, Scotland. He sprinted to the scene and knocked out the man with a flying kick.

The Daily Record tracked down Abdull after his victim, who did not wish to be identified, got in touch with them.

She said: "He is a hero, a gentleman and my savior. It's like he woke me up from a very bad dream. I just wanted to send out a big thank you for his heroism and hope there are more people like him in this world."

The woman was heading home after a night out with friends at Kushion nightclub, in Bath Street, just before 2am. She decided to walk to her west end home but as she went through the park the predator pounced.

She said: "I tried to fight my way out but he was too strong. I screamed but he put his hands on my mouth. I bit him and managed to scream again, yelling: 'Help!' Suddenly a chap wearing red shorts appeared from nowhere with a little black puppy."

brave jogger saves woman from rape
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The woman said Abdull wanted to call the police but she told him she did not want to for fear of worrying her family.

She added: "He wanted to contact the police but I begged him not to. He saw my dress was ripped and gave me his jacket."

At this point the attacker came to and ran off. Abdull flagged down a cab and told the girl to get home safely. She later discovered his driving licence inside his running jacket and got in touch with him to return it.

The Record tracked down modest Abdull and he verified the woman's account of the attack. But he was quick to play down his own role.

"I don't feel like I am a hero," Abdull said. "It's a man's job to protect the innocent. If I see a person in danger then I will intervene. I would not want to ignore it and then read the next day that a woman had been raped or murdered."

When asked if he had a message for the sexual predator Abdull's said, "He is a coward and a man with no morals. I won't forget his face."

Via The Daily Record

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