A woman has made a lucky escape after a group of men sexually assaulted and attempted to rape her on a Paris train, reports say.
The 28-year-old woman was initially travelling in an empty carriage on an RER train in Paris on the night of December 9th when around ten men had got on the train at Montparnasse station.
The woman started to feel uncomfortable and decided to sit elsewhere, reported Le Parisien newspaper.
Three of the men, reported to be Afghan refugees, followed her and soon began to assault her. One of them strangled her with her scarf and another held a knife to her face while the three men began to undress her, reported the paper.
By chance at the next station another passenger boarded the train and intervened to protect the victim. He managed to scare off the attackers.