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Pensioner saves 7-year-old girl from stranger

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Pensioner saves 7-year-old girl from stranger
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14:35 CEST+02:00
An 85-year-old woman in the western city of Duisburg rescued a young girl on Friday, after a man tried to pull the child into the bushes. She was able to save the seven-year-old, but not without suffering a broken arm and multiple scrapes.

The man, 27, struck the elderly Good Samaritan multiple times and broke her arm before he was apprehended by police.

A statement by Duisburg's police department said the woman attempted to block the man from reaching the child by putting herself in between them. The 27-year-old man hit the woman several times.

He then tried to steal a wallet from the woman's hand, "twisting her arm so forcefully that it broke," police said.

The man fled after other bystanders came to the woman's aid. The 85-year-old woman sustained a broken bone and numerous cuts and bruises. She was taken to a hospital.

Police immediately launched a search effort to try and track down the man. He was arrested and is being arraigned.

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