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Police re-open train rape enquiry

PUBLISHED: 17:58 08 October 2008 | UPDATED: 11:08 12 August 2010

TRANSPORT police are reopening an investigation into a savage attack on a young student that took place more than 10 years ago. The British Transport Police (BTP) has revealed that new information has led to them reopening an investigation into the rape a

TRANSPORT police are reopening an investigation into a savage attack on a young student that took place more than 10 years ago. The British Transport Police (BTP) has revealed that new information has led to them reopening an investigation into the rape and attempted murder of a 19-year-old Czech student. The woman from was found at Orpington on a lunchtime train from Hastings in January 1998 but it was thought she was attacked before the train reached Tunbridge Wells. She was sexually assaulted, partially strangled and left for dead in a toilet.

The woman, who had been living in Hastings for three months, suffered from such severe injuries that she remained unconscious in intensive care for over a week before being flown home by air ambulance. But police have confirmed that they will reopen the case after receiving new information about the attack.

A spokesman for the BTP said: "It is early days in this reopened inquiry, but we will do everything we can to find the person responsible.

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