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Tube passenger 'pushed under train' at Kentish Town station

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Tube passenger 'pushed under train' at Kentish Town station

Police are investigating after a man was seriously injured at a north London tube station today


Police at the scene outside Kentish Town tube station in North London
Police at the scene outside Kentish Town tube station in North London Photo: @amontoast
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A man has been seriously injured after allegedly being pushed under a train at a north London tube station.

The incident happened at around 11.45am on Wednesday on a platform at Kentish Town.

Witnesses on Twitter claimed a man was pushed into the path of an on-coming train.

Musician Mel Mescalita, from north London, said shortly after: "Person was pushed under our tube train in Kentish Town. This world is f****d up."

Others said:







Police are investigating and are treating the incident as suspicious.



The Northern Line station is currently closed.



A fire engine, several ambulances and at least two police vans were parked outside Kentish Town station on Wednesday afternoon.

The general manager is currently inside the station inspecting the scene and all travelers are being redirected by police posted outside the gates.

Through the gates around six firemen could be seen gathered outside the ticket machines who left the station at around 1.45pm.



Shortly after a policeman emerged with a large paper bag marked as evidence.

"I've never seen anything like it," one tube worker, who said she had visited the crime scene in the station, told a colleague.

A woman, who asked not to be identified, said: "I was on the platform but I didn't really see it happen. But there was a loud bang that I heard on the platform and that was it. My ears were ringing."

"I'm not sure what the bang was. It was very loud."

An ambulance crew and a team from the capital's air ambulance treated the victim.

A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 11.44am to Kentish Town Underground station to reports of a person hit by a train. We sent multiple resources to the scene, including a single responder in a car, an ambulance crew, our hazardous area response team and London's Air Ambulance.

"We treated a man at the scene and took him as a priority to a hospital in central London with a doctor from the air ambulance on board."

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A British Transport Police spokesman said: "We are currently investigating an incident at Kentish Town London Underground in which a man has been struck by a train.

"The incident happened at about 11.45am today and the man has suffered serious injuries and is currently being treated by paramedics from London Ambulance Service.

"We are currently treating the incident as suspicious and are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to come forward."

Pat Hansberry, operations director for the Northern line, said: "We are aware of an incident at around 11:40 this morning at Kentish Town Tube station.

"We are working closely with the police as they carry out their investigation."

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