Men ‘tried to rape’ girl on her way home from school near East Finchley station – MyLondon



A 15-year-old girl was the victim of an attempted rape on her way home from school in early October and now police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The girl turned down an alleyway off of The Causeway near East Finchley station to find three men smoking. It was Wednesday October 7, at 5.30pm.

The men followed her before grabbing her and holding her against the wall.

One of the men sexually assaulted her and then pulled his trousers down.

The attackers were then disturbed by a man who turned down the alleyway, and they ran off.

The man then walked the victim to East Finchley station and made sure she got on a bus.

The victim turned into an alleyway off The Causeway (Image: Googe Maps)

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Police are also looking to speak to this man who helped, as they say he could have vital information to help them identify the attackers.

The man who helped “is described as a white man, aged approximately 40, of slim build and wearing sports trousers”, a police spokesperson said.

“He was carrying a blue bag and looked like he may have been going to the gym.”

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The police spokesperson added: “The suspects are described as black males, aged in the mid-to-late teens and wearing black school trousers.

“Suspect one is of slim build, with black plaits in his hair, approximately 5ft 11inches tall and wearing a navy blue Nike coat.

Police are also looking for a man who helped the girl get back home by taking her to her bus at East Finchley station (Image: Sunil060902/Wikimedia Commons)

“Suspect two is of slim build, with black wavy hair, approximately 5ft 7inches tall and wearing a black Nike coat.

“Suspect three is of chubby build, with dark curly hair, approximately 5ft 7inches tall and wearing a black Nike coat.”

PC Mary Fenton of the North West Safeguarding Team said: “I would like to reassure the community that these types of incidents are extremely rare and my team and I are working on all lines of enquiry to identify those responsible.

“In this incident, thankfully a passer-by intervened, stopping the attack, and I would ask him to come forward and speak to police – he could hold crucial information that could assist us.”

Anyone that can assist police in this investigation is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD6007/9Oct.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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