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Update – man charged in connection to rape investigation

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A 27-year-old man will appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ court on Monday morning (31/07), charged with rape. 

Khurram Rahi of Rosefield Road, Smethwick was arrested yesterday (29/07) morning in connection to an incident at Witton station on Tuesday 25 July. He has been remanded to police custody. 

A 34-year-old man from the Birmingham area who was also arrested on suspicion of rape, has been released under police investigation whilst enquiries continue. 

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, ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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