Man charged after double rape of 15yo girl in Birmingham

A man has been charged in connection with the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl at a Birmingham railway station last week. Police say the teen was assaulted a second time by another man who she had flagged down for help.

West Midlands Police said a 27-year-old man has been charged in connection with the first alleged assault which occurred between 8pm Tuesday and 2am on Wednesday.

Khurram Rahi, of Rosefield Road, Smethwick, was arrested on Saturday and has been remanded in custody.

A 34-year-old was also arrested and then released, but remains under investigation.

British Transport Police DCI Tony Fitzpatrick said: “This case has gained national interest and I am pleased we are now in a position to charge a man in connection.

I would once again like to thank the public and the media for their help in sharing this appeal.

However, we still have a suspect outstanding for the offense in the vehicle. I would urge anyone who may have any information regarding this attack to get in touch as soon as possible.

The second assault happened at approximately 2am close to Witton station. The victim flagged down a vehicle for help, a man then raped her.