Catherine McCracken told of the moment she woke to find a stranger standing over her six-year-old daughter in the bed she was sharing with her two young daughters. Ms McCracken chased the man out of her house in the early hours of Saturday morning. She told how her daughter said the man had rubbed her hair in a circular motion before trying to lift her for her back and her arm.
The man was also wearing gloves and holding a knife during the attempted abduction during the middle of the night in Craigavon, northern Ireland.
Ms McCracken, 32, told Belfast Live: "My daughter told me that a man rubbed her hair in a circular motion and her arm.
"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