BBC:–  The family of a small boy dramatically rescued after dangling from a balcony in Paris have expressed their gratitude the Malian man who saved him.

“He’s truly a hero,” the boy’s grandmother said of migrant Mamoudou Gassama, who scaled four floors to pluck the child from danger.

The four-year-old’s father, who had left him in their flat and gone shopping, faces charges of failing to look after his child, reports say.

Mr Gassama is to be given citizenship.

President Emmanuel Macron personally thanked him, gave him a medal for courage and said he would also be offered a role in the fire service.