Smethwick man charged with raping 14-year-old girl in Birmingham

Witton Railway Station. Photo: Google StreetView.

A 27-year-old Smethwick man has been charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in Birmingham.

Khurram Rahi of Rosefield Road, was arrested yesterday morning in connection to an incident at Witton railway station on Tuesday. He will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Monday.

Two men were arrested after the girl was raped twice on the same night. A 34-year-old man from the Birmingham area has been released under police investigation whilst enquiries continue.

Detectives said the teenager was first assaulted in a secluded part of Witton station, near the Aston Villa football ground,, between 8pm on Tuesday and 2am the following morning. Shortly after that attack, the girl walked out of the station and flagged down a passing vehicle to ask for help, but was raped a second time after getting into the car with another man. DCI Tony Fitzpatrick from British Transport Police, 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 offence 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.”

The man sought over the offence in the vehicle is described as thick set Asian man, approximately 5ft 6inc with large biceps.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 65 of 26/07/2017. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

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