Boy in Birmingham 'locked in van and sexually assaulted'
CCTV images have been released of a van suspected by police to be the vehicle in which a teenage boy was locked and sexually assaulted.
The 16-year-old accepted a lift from a man in Birmingham city centre after going shopping and missing his last train home, police said.
Moments later he was locked inside the vehicle and driven a short distance before being seriously sexually assaulted.
He was left badly shaken, police said.
The attacker picked up the boy in Kent Street at around 22:00 GMT on 30 November and drove him to nearby Claybrook Street.
Investigating officer Sarah Harvey, from West Midlands Police, said: "We've conducted extensive CCTV and ANPR enquiries and have secured an image of the van we believe was involved.
"It's distinctive in so much that it was carrying a ladder set on the roof and so may well be a works vehicle."
The offender has been described by police as Asian, in his 40s or 50s, with "bad teeth".