Police in Birmingham, England are seriously in search of two different attackers who raped a 15-year-old girl in a railway station. The girl was walking with a friend into Witton train station when a man approached her, led her to a secluded area of the station, and raped her.
Shortly after the attack, the girl left the area and flagged down a passing car to ask for help; when she got into the vehicle she was sexually assaulted for a second time by another man, police believe.
The girl reported the attacks which took place between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 2 a.m. Wednesday to police when she got home. Birmingham authorities and the British Transport Police have appealed for witnesses and launched a major investigation into the “horrifying” attacks, which are being treated as two separate reports of rape.
“This was a horrifying ordeal for this young girl and we have specially trained officers supporting her,” Tony Fitzpatrick, a detective chief inspector from the British Transport Police, said in a statement. “It is now vitally important we investigate exactly what happened as well as identifying offenders for both of these awful incidents.
Authorities have seized all CCTV footage from the vicinity in a bid to identify the perpetrators and are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the time to come forward. Police described both suspects as Asian men in their early twenties. Fitzpatrick added: “We are now doing all we can to trace the people responsible and bring them to justice.”