Gardai are searching for a man who tried to kidnap two young girls in front of their granny on Friday evening in Donegal.
The traumatic incident happened at 6:15pm in the village of Drumkeen.
The man approached the two young sisters and asked them to get into his van that he wanted to bring them to the shop and buy them sweets.
What the man didn’t know was that the girl’s granny had hunkered down to pick up a toy go-cart a short distance away belonging to one of the girls and luckily saw what was happening.
She ran to the girls, the man in the van sped off as the woman shouted at the man to stay away from the young girls, aged 5 and 7.
The woman rang the gardai immediately and they have launched a manhunt to find the man.
The suspect, who was driving a red Transporter-type van, is described as clean-shaven and in his 60s.
Gardai have appealed for help and anyone with information can contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111