Teenager fights back during abduction attempt in Ealing

13:51 04 March 2013

A teenager narrowly escaped an attempted abduction while sitting at a bus stop in Ealing yesterday morning.

The 18-year-old’s ordeal started after she walked along Newmarket Avenue at around 12.40am before she turned right into Mandeville Road, police said.

She then arrived at the 140 bus stop in the direction of Southall and Hayes.

Within minutes, a car, described as a dark Volkswagen Golf-style vehicle, pulled up alongside her. It was heading west along Mandeville Road from the direction of Petts Hill.

One of the car’s occupants started speaking to the victim and asked that she get into the car. She refused and the man got angry, demanding she get in.

He then grabbed hold of her arm and started pulling her towards the vehicle.

During the ensuing struggle, three black men emerged from the car’s other doors as if to assist the woman’s assailant. She started to panic, struggled against the suspect’s grip, punched him in the chest and kicked him in the shin.

As she did so, she noticed another man running towards them shouting, from the direction of Wood End Road.

She managed to break the suspect’s hold on her, backed away while at the same time, all four suspects turned to get back into their car and drove off.

The suspects are described as four smartly dressed black men aged between 20 and 30 years. The car had tinted windows, shiny alloy rims with an angular pattern and red seating.

Anyone with information on the incident should contact police on 020 8721 7070 or 101.

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