An absolute hero of a flower seller saved a woman from being gang raped in Italy.

Gaia Guarnotta described in a Facebook post how she was walking through Florence when she was approached by a group of 'drunk boys' late at night.

The 25-year-old said that initially the men made jokes and 'asked her for a selfie' before their behaviour became more violent.

"At some point, I can't even explain how they surrounded me, but they started saying phrases like 'come with us, we'll show you a good time, 25 against one is a good night, we'll have a gang bang, we'll make you enjoy it'," she said.

When she told them no they called her a 'stupid bitch' and a 'whore'. They then began dragging her by the arm.

"They chucked their drinks and straws over me and one of them, or maybe a couple of them, spat on me or tried to spit on me, while all the others were filming on their mobile phones," she continued.

But while she was struggling to escape, Hossein Alamgir, a Bangladeshi flower seller, stepped in to ensure she was safe.

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She added: "Obviously, as soon as they saw me leave with him they started calling me an 'Arab c***-sucking whore'."

But Alamgir took her to get something to eat and handed her a rose.

"If Hossein had not been here that evening, I would not have been able to tell my story now," she wrote. "Not knowing how to thank him, I gave him a passport photo of mine so that he could remember forever the face of the girl he saved that night.

"Thanks God there are people in the world like Hossein, who help without wanting anything in return. His is a face I will never forget."

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He has lived in Florence since 2005 and said that he approached the group as it was clear Guarnotta was frightened.

She shared the story as she wanted to demonstrate the importance of feminism.

"The media says foreigners are evil, that misogyny doesn't exist, that men and women are equal, that they have the same rights and freedoms, but we know it is not like this," she wrote.

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James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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