Girl 15 raped in rail station suffers second attack after flagging down

first_imgThis was a horrifying ordeal for this young girl and we have specially trained officers supporting herDet Ch Insp Tony Fitzpatrick, British Transport Police A double manhunt is under way after a 15-year-old girl was raped by two different attackers, including a man she flagged down for help, police said.Detectives said the teenager was first assaulted in a secluded part of Birmingham’s Witton railway station, near the Aston Villa football ground, some time between 7pm on Tuesday and 2am the following morning.The victim had walked to the station with her friend, but is said to have been 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, police said. However, after getting in the car she was then raped a second time by another man, investigators said.A major investigation, involving detectives from both British Transport Police 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. Detective Chief Inspector Tony Fitzpatrick, of British Transport Police, said: “This was a horrifying ordeal for this young girl and we have specially trained officers supporting her.center_img “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.”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.”Mr Fitzpatrick added: “We are now doing all we can to trace the people responsible and bring them to justice.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

UNRWA spokesperson breaks down during TV interview on Palestinians rights

first_img UNRWA #Gaza has opened 1 new shelter in the south so there are now 86 housing 219, 657, average shelter population is 2,554. Appaling RT— Chris Gunness (@ChrisGunness) July 30, 2014 UNRWA is overwhelmed in #Gaza we have reached breaking point, our staff are being killed our shelters overflowing. Where will it end? RT— Chris Gunness (@ChrisGunness) July 30, 2014 UNRWA’S SPOKESPERSON BROKE down in tears while carrying out a TV interview on the continuing crisis in Gaza.Chris Gunness of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the near East was speaking after today’s shelling of a UN school housing Palestinian refugees.“The rights of Palestinians, even their children, are wholesale denied and it’s appalling,” he said before being overcome with emotion:  Source: مصطفى الرستناوي/YouTubeGunness also tweeted his frustrations over the danger facing his staff and the scale of the tasks they face: The US issued some of their strongest comments on the violence yet in their criticism of the school attack, but did not assign blame for the incident.“Obviously nothing justifies the killing of innocent civilians seeking shelter in a UN facility,” deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said today.Harf stressed that ”Innocent Palestinians seeking refuge in these schools should not have shells dropped on them, should not come under attack,” and added, “we don’t know for certain who shelled this school, we need to get all the facts.”This afternoon, at least 17 people were killed in an Israeli strike on a busy market in Gaza during a limited ‘humanitarian’ ceasefire announced earlier today by the Israeli military.The IDF declared a “humanitarian window in Gaza from 15:00 to 19:00″ to allow the evacuation of the dead and wounded, though the military said the ceasefire would not be in effect in areas where its soldiers were operating.- Additional reporting by the AFPRead: Strike on Gaza market during ‘partial ceasefire’ kills 17 >center_img Source: Chris Gunness/Twitter Source: Chris Gunness/Twitterlast_img read more