Four men have been jailed for luring a teenage girl back to a Crouch End flat and gang raping her.

Adnan Mohamud, 19, from New Orleans Walk in Crouch End, Yaqub Ahmed, 19, of Errol Street in Clerkenwell and 21-year-old Adnan Barud of Tufnell Park Road in Holloway were given a total of 54 years in prison for planning and carrying out the rape.

Ondogo Ahmed, 19 of Rixon Street, also in Holloway, was given eight years for conspiracy to rape the girl last August.

The 16-year-old victim was gang-raped in a flat in New Orleans Walk in Crouch End on August 10 last year, after a night out with friends in Leicester Square.

The girl was lured back to the Crouch End flat after she was separated from her friends.

The gang of men, the youngest then just 18, convinced the girl to come back to their home where they said her friend would be waiting.

The 16-year-old appeared in court to tell the jury how she arrived at the address in North London at around 5am and was gang-raped by three of the four men.

Members of the public heard the girl's cries for help and phoned the police, who arrested the men at the scene.

During the trial all the men denied having sex with the victim, despite forensic tests proving that Yaqub Ahmed, Barud and Mohamud had raped the girl.

The court heard the men made regular trips to the West End to pick up women and take them back to the Crouch End flat for sex.

When sentencing the men to lengthy prison terms at Wood Green Crown Court on Wednesday, the judge said their actions would have a severe psychological impact on their teenage victim.

Officers from Islington's Sapphire Unit, who are specially trained to deal with sexual offences, praised the girl for facing them in court.

Detective Constable Emma Bird said: "I very much wish to thank the victim for attending court.

"Having been through such a horrendous ordeal, she was extremely brave and gave excellent evidence in court.

"The sentences given out by the Judge reflect the seriousness of this offence. The streets of Islington and the West End are undoubtedly safer as a result of these convictions."