A GANG of men tried to abduct a teenage girl in Northolt just after midnight on Saturday.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following the incident on Sunday March 3 at about 00.40am
The 18-year-old victim was walking along Newmarket Avenue. She then turned right to walk along Mandeville Road where she arrived at the route 140 bus stop in the direction of Southall.
She had only been sitting at the bus stop for a couple of minutes when a car pulled up next to her. Police said the vehicle was heading west along Mandeville Road from the direction of Petts Hill.
One of the occupants started chatting to the girl and asked her to get in the car. After she refused, he became angry and got out, demanding that she get in. He grabbed hold of her arm and started pulling her towards the vehicle.
She struggled, but then saw the other doors of the car opening and three other men getting out as if to help the man who grabbed her.
She started to panic and punched and kicked the man. As she did so, she spotted another man on foot running towards them shouting, from the direction of Wood End Road. She managed to break the suspects grip and backed away. At the same time, all four suspects got back in the car and drove off.
Police said the suspects are described as four smartly-dressed black men aged between 20 and 30 years old.
The vehicle is described as a dark hatchback similar in style/size to a Volkswagen Golf. It had tinted windows, shiny alloy rims with an angular pattern and red seating.
A spokesman for Ealing CID said: “We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the offence take place or have any information of the vehicle to come forward. Please call police on 020 8721 7070 or 10