A 15-Year-Old Girl Was Raped By Two Attackers, Including The Man She Asked For Help

Detectives called the two attacks at Birmingham Witton station 'horrifying' and have launched a major manhunt

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A girl of 15 was raped at a train station in Birmingham before being sexually assaulted by the driver of a car she flagged down to help her. British Transport Police said the first attack happened in a secluded part of Birmingham's Witton railway station, close to Aston Villa's stadium, Villa Park.

The teenager was with a friend when she was approached by a man who led her away to a quieter part of the station. It was here that he raped her some time between 7pm on Tuesday and 2am the following morning.

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Shortly after that attack, the girl walked out of the station and flagged down a passing vehicle to ask for help.

But after getting in the car she was then assaulted a second time by a second different man.

DCI Tony Fitzpatrick, of the British Transport police, said: 'This was a horrifying ordeal for this young girl and we have specially trained officers supporting her.

'It is now vitally important we investigate exactly what happened on Tuesday morning as well as identifying offenders for both of these awful incidents.

The first attacker is described by police as an Asian man in his early 20s with light skin, brown eyes, skinny build and about 6ft tall.

The second attacker is also described as Asian, in his early 20s, 5ft 6in or 5ft 7in tall, and of large build with a tight-cropped beard, and was wearing a blue jumper and black jeans.

'Whilst this incident happened during the early morning and there may not have been many people around, I would be keen to speak with anyone who may have been in the area at the time,' said Fitzpatrick.

'If you were passing by the station and saw two girls walking with an older man, then please get in touch immediately.

'Likewise, if you saw any suspicious vehicles close to Witton station close to 2am then please get in touch as soon as possible.

'Your information could prove vital in our inquiries to identify the perpetrators.'

CCTV footage has been seized and is being investigated, while Fitzpatrick added: 'We are now doing all we can to trace the people responsible and bring them to justice.'

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 405040 quoting reference 65 of 26/07/2017.

Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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