A double manhunt has been launched after a 15 years old girl was raped by 2 different men in same day. The teen was first assaulted in a secluded part of Witton railway station, in Birmingham, between 7 Pm on Tuesday and 2 Am the following morning. She had walked to station with her friend, but was led away by a man who approached her.
Shortly after that attack, the girl walked out of station and flagged down a passing car to ask for help. After getting in the car she was then raped a second time by another man. A major investigation, involving detectives from both British Transport Police and West Midlands Police, is now under way to try to identify both attackers and appeal for witnesses. First attacker is described as Asian with light skin, brown eyes, was of a skinny build and about 6ft tall. He was wearing a track suit top and bottoms, black trainers and was about 20 years old. Second attacker is also described as Asian, in his early 20s too, 5ft 6/7ins tall, of large build with a tight cropped beard and was wearing a blue jumper and black jeans. BTP Detective chief inspector Tony Fitzpatrick told ‘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. My detectives are currently examining all available CCTV in an effort to identify the offenders and whilst these enquiries are made, we are keen to speak with any potential witnesses.’
‘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. 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. We are now doing all we can to trace the people responsible and bring them to justice’ he added.