1. ITV Report

Two men accused of raping schoolgirl at Witton station and in a car have charges dropped

One of the two alleged attacks happened at Witton train station Credit: ITV Central

Charges against two men accused of raping a 15-year-old schoolgirl have been dropped.

The teenager claimed she was raped by a man in Witton train station, Birmingham, last July.

After escaping her ordeal, she flagged down a car and was allegedly raped again by the motorist who offered to give her a lift.

Mohammed Ismaeel, 22, of Deykin Avenue, Witton and Khurram Rai, 27, of Rosefield Road, Smethwick, were both charged with rape and were due to stand trial next month.

British Transport Police have today revealed the case has been discontinued.

Detectives investigating two separate rapes of a 15-year-old girl in Birmingham, have been informed that the case has been discontinued and will not be prosecuted.

Since May last year, officers have been working with prosecutors at the Crown Prosecution Service to prepare this case for trial.

However, following extensive consultation and review of the evidence with prosecutors at the CPS, it has been decided that this case will be discontinued.

Two men (22-year-old from Birmingham and a 27-year-old man from Smethwick) who were each arrested and charged with rape following the two incidents, have now been released with no further action being taken.

– Spokesperson for the British Transport Police