CCTV captures terrifying near-abduction of boy in China

A man has been caught on camera allegedly attempting to abduct a child off the streets in China.

The CCTV footage shows a man, known publicly only by the surname Zhu, grabbing the boy by the face and dragging him away down the street, The Daily Mail reports.

The boy is saved by his older brother, who runs after his little sibling and pulls him off Mr Zhu - who continues walking down the street.

The boy's parents reported the incident to police, local media KanKan News reports. 

Police found Mr Zhu, who later claimed he was "just playing with him".

They are continuing to investigate the case.