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- Schoolgirl abducted and raped in Oxford
- 14-year-old victim attacked in car
- Thames Valley Police looking for silver hatchback
- Suspects are two white males
- Residents shocked by attack
Police appealing for information after a teenage girl walking to school was abducted by two men and raped are asking people to check video footage for images of a silver car.
Here is the latest after a teenage girl who was abducted while walking to school was raped by "more than one man", according to police.Copyright: BBC
The vice-chancellor of Oxford Brookes University has written to students in the wake of the abduction of a schoolgirl in the city.
Professor Alistair Fitt encouraged students to follow police advice on staying safe while out and about, and to use university bus services.Quote Message: Oxford is for the most part a safe city to live in. However, it is important that you take care to look after yourselves and one another. from Professor Alistair Fitt
Supt Christian Bunt, the local police commander for Oxford, says patrols will be stepped up in the wake of the abduction of rape of a schoolgirl in the Summertown area.Quote Message: This type of extremely serious crime is fortunately very rare in Oxford but is still very worrying. I am putting in place additional patrols to provide reassurance. We will also be working closely with the local schools to provide information and support. We will keep the community updated with information as I recognise that parents in particular will be very concerned by the nature of this incident.
The abduction took place near Marston Ferry Road and Banbury Road in Oxford, at 08:25 BST on Wednesday.
She was then found three hours later about a mile away on Cavendish Drive.
Were you in the Summertown area yesterday morning between 08:25 and 12:00? Did you see a small silver hatchback containing two white men and a girl wearing school uniform?
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The teenage victim is "extremely traumatised and upset" after the attack. Det Supt Ward added.
He said he didn't believe she knew her attackers, and he was not sure she was dragged into the vehicle - a small silver hatchback.
"Did someone see something that appeared innocent that wasn't?" he asked.
Det Supt Ward added he understood people's shock at what had happened to the schoolgirl, and appealed for their help.Quote Message: As a parent I know how shocking this is for people. We have a very large investigation ongoing and I need the public's help.
Police say a small silver hatchback, possibly a Volkswagen, is "the key to all this".
Det Supt Chris Ward said the schoolgirl was raped inside the car in "a small geographical area" in Summertown, between 08:25 and 12:00 yesterday.
He said he believed the "extremely traumatised" victim did not know her attackers, but did not think she had been dragged into the car.
He has urged anyone who saw a small silver car in the area acting suspiciously, and with two white men and a girl wearing school uniform inside, to contact police on 101 or via Crimestoppers.
Drivers with dash cams and cyclists with helmet cams who were in the area are being asked to view their footage for anything that may help with the investigation.
A teenage girl who was abducted while walking to school was raped by two men in a car, police have said.
The girl, who was wearing a school uniform, was grabbed near Marston Ferry Road and Banbury Road in Oxford at 08:25 BST on Wednesday.
She was driven away by two white men in a small silver hatchback, possibly a Volkswagen, and found more than three hours later about a mile away.
Police have appealed to the public to track down the vehicle.
Det Supt Chris Ward from Thames Valley Police has just finished a press conference, in which more details about the abduction and sexual assault of a schoolgirl in Oxford yesterday.
- Victim was a 14-year-old schoolgirl who was abducted and raped
- Police are looking for a silver hatchback car - they say the rape took place in the car
- The "very, very unusual offence" was carried out by two white males
Thames Valley Police are hosting a press conference following the abduction of a school girl in Oxford.
It is due to start around 2pm and you can watch it live below.
Residents of Cavendish Drive, where the schoolgirl was found after being abducted and sexually assaulted, have spoken of their shock.
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Ward councillor Elizabeth Wade has described the abduction of an Oxford schoolgirl as "shocking".
She added: "It's a close community and we don't have very much crime, so this is the last thing we would have expected here, and I know the whole community will be very concerned about the girl herself and other young people in the community.
"There are a lot of schools here…throughout the day there are children coming and going, and it's always been a very comfortable place to be, and now we've got every parents' nightmare."
She described the area as "incredibly busy and a major crossing between two bits of Oxford [so] it should have been a completely safe place for this girl to be" and advised children to look out for each other "at least until whoever perpetrated this terrible thing has been caught".