By Joe Middleton For Mailonline
Published: 11:22 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 11:30 BST, 1 April 2019
A terrified mother has spoken of her horror after a man snuck into the family home and tried to abduct her daughter.
Catherine McCracken, chased a man out of her home who tried to take the six-year-old in the early hours of Saturday morning.
It wasn't until the next morning that her daughter told her the disturbing details of the incident, which took place in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
She told Belfast Live: 'My daughter told me that a man rubbed her hair in a circular motion and her arm.
Catherine McCracken, chased a man out of her home who tried to take the six-year-old in the early hours of Saturday morning
'And when he tried to lift her from her back and arm she noticed a handled knife black and white and said he had black gloves that looked like daddy's gloves but she knew it wasn't her daddy and he said to her