Afghan Migrant Paedophile Found In The woods Trying To Rape A Seven-Year-Old Girl

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The pair tried to keep him out of reach from the baying mob as they 'wanted the police to deal with it'

Bashar Al-Ali, 29, a chef from Deir ez-Zuor, Syria, was sitting drinking coffee outside a makeshift cafe when he saw the alleged paedophile leading a seven-year-old girl by the hand.

‘The Afghan man took her behind the toilets and then she started to scream,’ he said. ‘I ran over and saw that he was trying to remove her T-shirt and trousers. I grabbed him and started kicking him.’ Read more after the cut…

Dldar Sedo, 24, a Kurdish tailor from Aleppo, added: ‘We all heard the screams. People wanted to kill him but we said no, it’s not our job to kill him. We are in a civilised country and we need to let the police take care of this.’ ‘I felt angry because the girl was my nationality,’

Added father-of-one Mohammed Al-Mulhem, 26, from ISIS-infested Deir ez-Zuor in Syria.
‘I travelled from Syria with a group of friends and relatives, and I’m always the man who protects them. We didn’t let anyone beat him or kick him.’

In a sequence of extraordinary photographs, Mr Sedo and Mr Al-Mulhem can be seen leading efforts to bring the alleged paedophile to justice as they kept him out of reach of the baying mob after Thursday’s incident.
They are pictured working together to lead the man a mile through the camp, while other migrants attempt to beat him, and into the hands of the Greek police.

Abdul Mohammed, 26 (centre) from Syria, with friends, was part of the vigilante gang who helped detain the alleged assailant

Speaking for the first time, Mr Sedo said: ‘To tell you the truth, we didn’t see it happen. We couldn’t be sure whether it was a real crime or if it was invented by her father to get revenge on someone, for example. ‘So we took control and protected the man from being beaten up, but at the same time we didn’t let him go. We wanted the police to deal with it.’

The incident happened behind a block of temporary toilets in the south of the camp, near where the friends’ tents are pitched. The pair was supported by a group of Syrian vigilantes living in a nearby abandoned building, who keep watch in five-man teams 24-hours-a-day to protect the community from violence.  The men, who sleep 10 to a room, have formed a neighbourhood watch under the command of Ali Sheikh, 35, a bus driver known as ‘the Boss’. When they heard the shouts and screams nearby, they instinctively rushed to help.

‘This is the first serious problem we’ve had,’ Mr Sheikh said. ‘But this is why I have organised them into a team, because there is no police in Idomeni to look after the refugees, only to stop us crossing the border.’

Mr Sedo, pictured with Mohammed Al-Ahmad, 19, from Syria (both circled),  heard a father shout ‘he’s trying to rape my daughter’ and rushed to help

Abdul Mohammad, 26, a member of the vigilante team, said: ‘We saw people running over there from all over, so we got up and ran with them. ‘The girl wasn’t saying anything, she was just crying. The man was saying again and again, it wasn’t me, it wasn’t me, and trying to get away. ‘We knew that if we didn’t take him to the police, he’d do it again and again. We are like a police force between friends. We will be watching even more carefully from now on.’

Mohammad, 27, a DJ specialising in American country music and traditional folk songs from Chefchaouen in northern Morocco, was next to arrive. ‘I was dozing in the abandoned house when I heard screams,’ he said  ‘It was the sound of a girl crying. At first I thought it was a father beating a child but then I realised it was something serious. I shouted to my friends and ran towards the noise. ‘When I saw what was going on, I grabbed the attacker to stop him from running away.’

The alleged victim, a seven-year-old who has not been identified, and her father, both from Syria, are helping police with their inquiries but did not want to appear in the press.