Rush hour horror as man “pushed” onto tracks at King’s Cross

A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man died under a train at King’s Cross during rush hour last night.

The man, thought to be middle-aged, died in view of hundreds of passengers after he was apparently pushed in front of the tube train.

British Transport Police arrested a 34-year-old woman from Cricklewood at the scene and took her to a nearby police station where she remains this morning being questioned.

Emergency services were called at 6.30pm last night to King’s Cross following reports of a person under a Piccadilly line train.

The station was evacuated while emergency services attended the incident and police conducted an examination of the scene.

Detective Superintendent Ashley Croft, senior investigating officer, said: “Several witnesses have come forward and CCTV from the station has been retrieved. We are working to build a picture of exactly what took place on the platform last night and I ask anyone who may have seen the incident to contact us.

“I would like to thank passengers for their patience and understanding, as well as all of the London Underground staff who assisted the emergency services in dealing with what happened in a professional and dignified manner.”

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Anyone with information should call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 and quote incident number 440.

Officers today are working to identify the man and trace his next of kin.