Police are investigating after a woman reported she was raped by three men in a residential street in north London.

Officers were called at 8.35pm on Tuesday (13 September) to reports of a woman in a state of distress in Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park.

They attended and found a woman in her 30s who alleged she had been raped by three men in nearby Moray Road.

Officers took her to a specialist sexual assault referral centre, known as a Haven, where she is being treated.

A Met Police spokesman said: "Detectives from the Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command are investigating. No arrests have been made and enquiries continue."

The alleged attack came less than two weeks after a separate incident in the same borough saw a woman in her late 50s raped at knifepoint after giving a man her spare change.

Police said the "horrific" assault, in an alleyway off Essex Road on 1 September, ended with the attacker emptying the victim's bag onto the floor, taking valuables and making off on foot. There have been no arrests.

Met Police figures show there were 5,827 reported rapes in London in the 12 months to June this year – an almost 10% rise compared to the same period in 2014/15.

Last week it was revealed prosecutions for domestic abuse, rape and sexual offences against women in England and Wales had hit a record high in 2015/2016.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said more than 100,000 domestic abuse cases were prosecuted in 2015/2016, resulting in more than 75,000 convictions, while prosecutions and convictions for rape in the same period hit highs of more than 4,600 and almost 2,700 respectively.

Women's rights groups attributed the rise to victims' growing confidence in the justice system.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 020 8733 5999 or via 101.