Brave young boy fights off suspected holiday attacker with karate-chop
In a story that is sure to send a chill down every parent’s spine, a 12-year-old boy has escaped a kidnap plot whilst holidaying with his parents by karate chopping his would-be attacker.
The young boy was holidaying with parents in the Canary Islands and had popped back to his bungalow to collect a jacket when a suspected paedophile grabbed him and attempted to drag him into an underground car park.
Brave Jack Butler then fought off his attacker by karate-chopping his arm and was later able to identify the man – who is also suspected to have attacked a young girl earlier that day – to Spanish police.
Jack’s mother told the Irish Sun this week: “My greatest fear is it could have been another Madeleine McCann situation, that my child could have been taken from us and never seen again.
“The thought of what could have happened to Jack makes me feel physically sick. I threw up after we attended the police station.”
Jack’s mother also spoke about wanting to leave their holiday early, as her children are now too afraid to leave their windows open or go outside. Whilst she admits Jack is still shaken up, the brave boy will have to stay to help police prosecute the attacker.
What a terrible ordeal for a family to go through, but what a lucky escape for Jack. Our thoughts are with him and his family.