Taken star Liam Neeson reportedly came to the rescue of a vulnerable stray dog in Central Park yesterday.

The 61-year-old Ballymena-born star was out jogging in Manhattan’s Central Park when he heard a woman crying out about a distressed dog.

Speaking to ShowbizSpy.com, a source said: “Liam charged down a path and confronted three gangbanger wannabe types who were throwing rocks at a stray they’d cornered up against a trash bin."

It was further reported that Liam comforted the injured dog while waiting for the police to arrive.