14-year-old schoolgirl abducted from busy street and raped in Britain

The girl was taken by two men driving a silver car

14-year-old schoolgirl abducted from busy street and raped in Britain

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A 14-year-old schoolgirl was raped after being abducted from a busy street in Oxford, British police say.

The girl, dressed in her school uniform, was taken by two white men driving a silver car at around 8.25am on Wednesday morning.

She was found knocking on doors nearly four hours later, more than a mile away from where she was grabbed on Marston Ferry Road in Summertown.

Detective Superintendent Chris Ward said it was not clear whether the teenager escaped her attackers or was let go.

He said: "She was grabbed in what I would describe as a bearhug and forced into the vehicle."

Det Supt Ward added: "I believe it was a random attack, I don't believe she knows who the (attackers) are."

The girl, who is said to be "extremely distressed and upset", is being cared for by specialist police officers.

Thames Valley Police has stepped up patrols in the area and urged parents to make sure their children walk to school in groups.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Steel said: "This happened in what would have been a very busy area at this time of the day and I appeal to anybody who was in that area.

"It is possible you may have witnessed this incident and may not have realised the severity of the situation."

Local resident Fiona Mulliner said she was very concerned about the safety of her three children.

She said: "I've been out to buy high-vis things that they can wear when they walk or on their bikes because they sometimes stay at their grandma's flat and they walk or cycle to school.

"I just would really hope that the schools and heads of department have the power and capacity to implement - perhaps bring police in - to empower the children with self-defence tactics in their hour of need so that they can remember what to do because you never know what's going to happen."

Superintendent Christian Bunt, local police commander for Oxford, said the incident was shocking.