ABDULL Oun was running in Kelvingrove Park when he heard the victim’s screams and sprinted to the scene before knocking out the beast with a flying kick.
A MAN has been hailed a hero after he came to the rescue of a woman who was about to be raped.
Abdull Oun, 27, heard the victim’s cries for help as he jogged round Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow’s west end.
The brave nightclub doorman sprinted to the scene and knocked out the beast with a flying kick.
The Daily Record tracked down Abdull after the victim, who does not wish to be identified, got in touch with us.
She said: “He is a hero, a gentleman and my saviour.
“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 on June 15.
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.
“He fly-kicked the beast off me, which completely knocked him out.”
“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.
Abdull said: “I don’t feel like I am a hero. 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.”
Abdull was born in Tripoli, Libya, but has lived in Glasgow for 13 years.
He was on his second lap of the park, followed by his pup Rocco, when he heard a scream. Abdull stopped in his tracks and then heard a second cry for help.
He said: “I jumped the gate and ran into the park. I could see the man had the woman pinned on the ground.
“I fly-kicked him in the face and knocked him out.”
Abdull said the beast was a white Scottish male, in his mid 30s, around 5ft 11in and of medium build.
He was wearing a blue hat and dark blue clothing. The predator had the letters “LOVE” tattooed in dark green ink on the knuckles of his right hand.
When Abdull was later reunited with the woman, she told him her attacker was unfastening his trousers when he intervened.
Asked if he had a message for the beast, Abdull said: “He is a coward and a man with no morals. I won’t forget his face.”