A FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD girl was kidnapped in broad daylight and subjected to a terrifying sexual assault at gunpoint.o The teenager was grabbed by three men as she waited for a bus outside Greggs bakery in Hertford Road on August 27.

She was bundled into a red Nova which sped off along Green Street into Brimsdown Avenue at around 2.45pm.

The car stopped outside a sweet shop and an MOT garage before driving into Eastfield Road along Hoe Lane and back into Hertford Road.

She was indecently assaulted by one of the men after the car stopped in Turkey Street, close to a car park. After the attack, the girl managed to escape and run home.

The suspects were all black and around 20-years-old. The main attacker was slim and wearing jeans and a black T-shirt with a NAS motif. He had brown eyes and dark brown braided hair styled in a ponytail and spoke with a soft African Caribbean accent.

The two other men wore dark clothing and baseball caps.

Detectives are anxious to catch the group who they believe may also have preyed on a 17-year-old woman in Edmonton later that day.

The teenager was walking along Galliard Road at around 8.30pm after stepping off the 149 bus.

She heard a car screech around the corner and a man jumped out and tried to force her in the car. She escaped after two members of the public came to her rescue.

The car was seen driving off towards Bury Street.

Police are anxious to trace a black man and a white woman in their early 30s who assisted the girl.

Anyone with information about these attacks should call acting DCI Dave McKelvey on 8345 1135, Project Sapphire on 8345 4604 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the serious indecent assault of the 14-year-old girl.

The student, of Wood Green, was arrested in Cornwall after detectives from Project Sapphire, the borough's sex crime unit, traced him to Helston, outside Falmouth.

He is also charged with kidnap, false imprisonment and possession of a firearm while committing the assault. He also faces charges for the indecent assault of two 18 year-old girls at Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, on July 23.