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Police have released images of two men believed to have information about the sexual assault of a woman in Selly Oak earlier this year.

The student, 19, was making her way home in a taxi when two men attacked her. West Midlands Police believe that the men (pictured) had contact with the victim and her two attackers shortly before the assault.

Although two men have been arrested and charged in connection with the crime, the police are hoping that the two men pictured may be able to provide more information to assist the investigation.

West Midlands Police urge anyone with information to contact the sexual offences team of the Public Protection Unit in Aston by calling 101. Alternatively, witnesses can provide information anonymously via Crimestoppers.

The police are also requesting that Facebook users share their post to help increase awareness of their appeal.

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An analysis of police.uk data has shown that there were 24 fewer crimes reported in Selly Oak between September 2014 and January 2015 in comparison to between September 2013 and January 2014.

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March 14th, 2015

New Islamophobic graffiti has been discovered on campus. The graffiti was found on the Guild building and by the sports pitches.

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UPDATE: The Defend Education occupation has been evicted after 10 hours. Redbrick was told that the occupiers walked out peacefully after the arrival of multiple vans of police officers. The building remains closed however.

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Fab, and a number of shops and pubs in Selly Oak may soon start breathalysing patrons before allowing them entry, it has been announced. Door staff will be equipped with police breathalyser kits to test any customer that they believe may be too intoxicated.

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