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Police release CCTV images after girl raped twice in separate incidents

The teenager was first assaulted in Birmingham’s Witton railway station and later after flagging down a passing car to ask for help.

CCTV images have been released of two men being sought in connection with separate incidents in which a young girl was raped twice in the same night.

Detectives said the teenager was first assaulted in a secluded part of Birmingham’s Witton railway station, near the Aston Villa football ground, some time between 8pm on Tuesday and 2am the following morning.

The 14-year-old victim had walked to the station with her friend, but was led away by a man who approached the victim.

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British Transport Police would like to speak to this man in connection with separate incidents in which a young girl was raped twice in the same night (British Transport Police/PA)

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

However, after getting in the car she was then raped a second time by another man.

Detectives from the joint British Transport Police and West Midlands Police investigation team have now released CCTV stills of two men they want to speak to.

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Police would also like to speak to this man (British Transport Police/PA)

They have also revealed another man is now thought to have been present in the moments leading up to the station attack.

The first man who approached the victim is described as Asian with light skin, brown eyes, was of slim build and about 6ft tall.

He was wearing a track suit top and bottoms, black trainers and was in his early 20s.

The other man in the station is described as Asian in his early 20s, 5ft 6/7ins tall, of large build with a tight-cropped beard and was wearing a blue jumper and black jeans.

The man in the vehicle is described as thick-set, about 5ft 6ins tall, with large biceps.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Fitzpatrick, of British Transport Police, said: “We are releasing multiple CCTV images of men we wish to speak with in connection.

“I would like to hear from anyone who might know who these men are.

“Likewise, if you saw these men between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning then please get in touch. Your information could prove vital in our inquiries.

“In particular, I would like to hear from anyone who might have seen a teenage girl walking near to Witton station at approximately 2am on Wednesday morning.

“If you were in the area at the time or live locally to Witton station then please contact us if you heard or saw anything out of the ordinary.

“Finally, I’d like to thank the public for their help in our investigation so far.

“A number of people have got in touch and I am extremely grateful to them.”

Specialist officers are continuing to support the victim.

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