Woman pushed on to tracks at Leicester Square Tube station

15:12 20 September 2011

Police have released CCTV images of a man officers want to trace in connection wtih a woman being pushed onto tracks at Leicester Square Underground station

Police have released CCTV images of a man officers want to trace in connection wtih a woman being pushed onto tracks at Leicester Square Underground station


Police are appealing for help to trace a man who pushed a woman on to train tracks at Leicester Square Tube station.

The incident happened on September 16 at 11.20pm.

A 23-year-old woman became involved in an argument with a stranger on the northbound Northern line platform before being pushed on to the tracks.

She managed to pull herself up back onto the platform as the man fled the station.

The woman suffered a cut to her side and was taken to hospital.

Detective Sergeant Fin Egan, of British Transport Police, said: “This was a dangerous and reckless act which could have had grave consequences had a Tube train been approaching.

“The platform was busy at that time on Friday night and I am appealing for anyone who recognises the man in the images or who witnessed the incident to get in contact.”

Police have released CCTV images of a man detectives want to speak with.

He is described as white, aged about 40 with a thin build. He was wearing a blue shirt, black jacket and black wide-brimmed hat. He also wore orange/yellow tinted glasses and spoke with a European accent.

Anyone with information should call police on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote background log B4 of 19/09/2011.

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