Anorak | Reporting is sketchy in the Witton Station rape case

Reporting is sketchy in the Witton Station rape case

by | 30th, July 2017

What facts we have are simply those reported over the newswires. A girl aged either 15 (BBC, Daily Telegraph) or 14 (Birmingham  Mail, Express)  was allegedly raped twice at Witton railway station in two separate attacks.

The Times opts to age the alleged victim at 14 and 15:


witton rape crime


The story goes that the girl was with a friend at Witton station not far from Aston Villa football ground. The BBC says she was “approached by a man who led her to a secluded part of the station and raped her.” It was around 8pm. Reeling from her ordeal, the girl “flagged down a passing car and was assaulted again” at around 2am. There is no word on what happened to her friend.

The Times reports:

She had walked to the station with a friend but was led away by a man who approached her. Shortly after that attack, the girl walked out of the station and flagged down a passing vehicle to ask for help.

After getting into the car, she was then raped by the second man. Detectives from British Transport Police and West Midlands police are looking at CCTV and appealing for witnesses.

British Transport Police and West

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