Girl, 15, is raped TWICE after flagging down a car following her first attack only to be set upon by the driver
- Police say teen first attacked at Witton railway station in Birmingham on Tuesday
- Girl then flagged down vehicle outside the station and was raped a second time
- First attacker described as Asian with light skin, brown eyes, skinny and 6ft tall
- Second also Asian, in early 20s, 5ft 7ins tall, of large build with a cropped beard
A double manhunt has been launched after a 15-year-old girl was raped by two different men in the same day.
The teen was first assaulted in a secluded part of Witton railway station, in Birmingham, between 7pm on Tuesday and 2am the following morning.
She had walked to the station with her friend, but was led away by a man who approached her.
Attack: The teen was first assaulted in a secluded part of Witton railway station (pictured), in Birmingham, between 7pm on Tuesday and 2am the following morning
She had walked to the station with her friend, but was led away by a man who approached her (Pictured is Witton platform)
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.
A major investigation, involving detectives from both British Transport Police (BTP) and West Midlands Police, is now under way to try to identify both attackers and appeal for witnesses.
The 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 in his early 20s.
The second attacker is also 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.
BTP Detective chief inspector Tony Fitzpatrick 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.
‘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.
She was then attacked again by a second man (Pictured is a generic view of Witton Road, it is not thought the vehicles above are involved)
BTP Detective chief inspector Tony Fitzpatrick said: ‘This was a horrifying ordeal for this young girl and we have specially trained officers supporting her’ (Pictured is a Bird’s-eye view of the station)
‘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.’
Mr Fitzpatrick added: ‘We are now doing all we can to trace the people responsible and bring them to justice.’