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Search for Valley Drive hero who pulls child from busy road in Gravesend

New footage of the moment a woman saved a child from a busy road has emerged and now KentOnline want to find who the hero is.

The rescue happened between Valley Drive and Hillside Avenue, Gravesend, just before 8pm on Friday, but the woman pictured is yet to be identified.

KentOnline is appealing to find out who this quick-thinking heroine is, who has been widely praised by commenters on social media.

WATCH: Good Samaritan rushes into road to save child

The heart-warming CCTV footage shows the moment the woman leapt out of her car, leaving her door wide open and running at full-pelt to rescue the escapee.

She then grabs the tot in her arms, rushing them back to safety as approaching cars emerge on camera.

The woman then takes the child across to the pavement next to her car, and appears to call police from her mobile.

A young man, believed to be the child's brother, then sprints towards the pair, throwing his arms around them in relief.

The resident who discovered the footage, and wishes to remain anonymous, has described how viewers go from "shocked to smiling in two minutes".

A young man, believed to be the child's brother, embraced the woman
A young man, believed to be the child's brother, embraced the woman

He has called the woman "a hero", adding that he invited her to view the video after the incident, but she declined.

Commenters on community Facebook groups echoed his view, adding that it shows "how quickly these things happen".

One said, "hope the family are okay, and well done to the lady for her quick thinking" and another added, "what a lucky outcome".

On the Gravesend Messenger Facebook page, another posted: "Some heroes don’t wear capes. This one deserves a medal."

Kent Police spokesman Sally Smith said: "Police received a report at 7.51pm on Friday, June 14 that a child had been found alone in the street.

"The child was reunited with its mother shortly after the incident."

Do you know the identify of Gravesend's Good Samaritan? Email us at gravesendmessenger@thekmgroup.co.uk, or message us on Facebook or Twitter.

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