Watch: Protective father aims kick at man who tries to snatch his daughter

A quick-thinking father fended off a would-be abductor of his young daughter with a powerful kick in the Chinese city of Jiamusi.

Video of the incident shows the hooded man approaching from behind as the father and daughter walk away hand-in-hand after looking at market stalls.

The would-be kidnapper grabs the girl's arm and tries to pull her away.

But the shocked father keeps hold of her hand and kicks the man who lets go of the girl and runs away.

Reports from the area said he hadn't been caught.