A WOMAN has created an app which helps people get home safely after she was attacked when coming home from a night out.

Sarah Murphy, 29 recalls being bundled into car by four men after trying to get home from a night out in Clapham, London four years ago.

She kicked frantically at the car window until she managed to free herself and get out of the car.

The men then tried to pull her back into the car but a bus arrived, scaring the attacker off.

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She said: "I just went into survival mode, human instincts are incredibly powerful and I was just trying to survive.

"The day after was when I kicked back into place, adrenaline was wearing off and my ankle swelled up. I was traumatised."

The app called Chaperhome, is designed for users to set the location and time of when they are expected at their destination, which then sends a notification to their selected friends on the app.

Chaperhome, which was launched in February 2018 also has other safety features included with Companion Live, allowing users to select nervous mode.

This allows the user to keep tapping on the app when they feel nervous somewhere, when they stop tapping this will raise an alarm to notify the user may be in a dangerous situation.

The recruiter believes the app can help enhance peoples safety and claims it could have helped in her situation when she was attacked four years ago.

Richard Kay, who co-founded the app with his girlfriend advises that the app is just added safety and shouldn't be totally relied upon.

He said: "You should still use common sense by calling the police, this is just an added bonus.

"If we can save one person from a terrible ordeal that would be absolutely fantastic. That is all the reward we really need from this."