The world can sometimes be a dangerous place for our children. Sickness and accidents are common concerns, but there’s one nightmare scenario that tops most parents’ list when it comes the safety of their children: abduction. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to keep our children under constant watch, so we have to place trust in those around us. Two mothers from Falkirk, Scotland, were thankful to see their faith in the community repaid.
Two young girls were playing in the park when a stranger on a bicycle approached them. He told them that he’d lost his jacket in the woods and asked them to help him find it. Believing the man, they began to follow him towards the forest. But the 50-year-old in question was John Bermingham, a convicted sex offender who had previously spent 12 years in prison for molesting children and attempting to rape an 11-year-old girl.