woman led down quiet street before being gang-raped in Covent Garden
A POLICE manhunt has been launched for three men who led a woman down a quiet street in Covent Garden and gang raped her.
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The men, were caught on CCTV approaching the 34-year-old woman and purposely leading her away from the main road.
Police said that the woman had been in Central London for a night out with friends - in an area full of nice bars, restaurants and clubs.
But as she walked down Greek Street at 12.15am on 20 March three men, of Asian appearance, approached her.
Met Police This is the chilling moment a suspect led a woman to a quiet street in London and raped her
One of the suspects took her by the hand, as though he was acting like a Good Samaritan, and led her down the road while the other two walked slowly behind them.
The man led her to a secluded street called Slingsby Place - where at least two of the men raped her.
Met Police The Asian man walks closely to the woman as he leads her down the streetThe street is close to a Jamie’s Italian restaurant and SUDA Thai cafe, both busy eateries, where police hope someone saw something.
Detective Constable Ben Lucas, from the Metropolitan Police’s Sexual Offences, Exploitation, and Child Abuse Command said: "This was a a terrifying ordeal for the victim who naturally remains extremely distressed by what happened.
"We have released footage of the suspects in Greek Street in the hope someone will recognise them or saw them that night.
Met Police One of the other suspects followed along the street a short distance behind
"If you have any information please come forward."
Police have released CCTV images of the men in a bid to catch them.
The men are all in their 30s and the one who led her to the quiet street had a shaved head and was wearing a blazer, trousers and smart shoes.
Met Police The third, well dressed man, also followed a short way behind
Police are urging anyone with information on these three suspects to come forward with information
The second suspect had a beard and short hair. He was wearing a light coloured gilet, dark trousers and white trainers.
The third suspect also had a beard and was wearing a dark coat and dark coloured trousers.
• Police are urging anyone with information on the incident or identity of the three men to contact them immediately on 101 or crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.