Man pushes Muslim woman into oncoming underground train in London

CCTV footage shows man standing behind the woman before pushing her

Web Desk November 15, 2015

A man is being held on charges of attempted murder after he pushed a Muslim woman into the path of an oncoming London Underground train.

CCTV footage shows the man standing behind the woman before pushing her on the path of the train as it arrives.

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A man is seen leaning against the back wall of the platform as a train approaches at Piccadilly Circus

The victim slams into the train before rebounding onto the platform, as commuters rush to help her. The incident occurred at Piccadilly Circus station on a Bakerloo line platform just before 4:10pm on Tuesday, November 10.

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A spokesperson for the British Transport Police said that the woman miraculously escaped with minor injuries. She was reportedly treated by paramedics before being taken to the hospital for further treatment.

Victim appears to be pushed into the direction of an oncoming train

Director of enforcement and on-street operations at Transport for London, Steve Burton said, “This type of shocking incident is extremely rare.”

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“Our staff acted quickly to assist the woman and other customers at the scene, and we are working closely with the police as they carry out their investigation,” he added.

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The suspect is in custody and is due to appear at Blackfriars Crown Court on November 25.

A British Transport Police spokesperson said, “Officers are currently working to build up a picture of exactly what took place and would like to hear from anyone with information.”

Video footage of the incident:

This article originally appeared on the Independent.

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TP | 5 years ago | Reply Hope the train is alright.
Ashraf P | 5 years ago | Reply Muslims are not welcome anywhere because of their own fault. In the meantime, it would be better if they don't stand near the edge of the tracks.
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