Monday 16 October 2017

Second man questioned after 14-year-old girl raped twice in the same night

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A man is being questioned in connection with the rape of a 14-year-old girl who was attacked by two different offenders on the same night.

The 22-year-old from Birmingham area was arrested on Wednesday by British Transport Police on suspicion of raping the teenager.

He is being held in connection with a second separate incident in which the girl was raped, after flagging down a vehicle for help following the first attack.

She had earlier been sexually assaulted at the city's Witton railway station some time between 2am in the early hours of July 26, and late the previous evening.

Detectives are still appealing for good Samaritan who picked up the victim after she was raped for the second time.

That driver, described as being at the wheel of a people carrier-type car, is believed to have given the victim a lift home.

In a statement, the police said: "If you were that person, then please get in touch as soon as possible. You could hold vital information."

Another man, Khurram Rahi (27) of Rosefield Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, appeared in court at the end of July charged with rape, in connection with the first sexual assault.

He is due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court at the end of the month.

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