Friday 9 December 2016

Mexico and Olympiacos striker Alan Pulido safe after being rescued from armed kidnappers

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Published 30/05/2016 | 08:08

Alan Pulido of Olympiacos in action during pre season in July 2015. Getty Images
Alan Pulido of Olympiacos in action during pre season in July 2015. Getty Images

Mexican footballer Alan Pulido has been rescued safe and sound after an hours-long kidnapping in the north-east border state of Tamaulipas.

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The Tamaulipas security co-ordination group for Mexico's security forces said in a statement early on Monday that the rescue occurred shortly before midnight.

The statement says Pulido, a striker with Greek side Olympiacos, is being medically assessed.

The 25-year-old was kidnapped on Saturday night outside his hometown of Ciudad Victoria as he left a party.

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