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Two deaths in two days at Hampstead and Belsize Park Tube stations

PUBLISHED: 11:07 12 May 2015 | UPDATED: 11:30 12 May 2015

Emergency vehicles attend Belsize Park Underground Station on Saturday after a person fell under a train. Picture: Ron Vester

Emergency vehicles attend Belsize Park Underground Station on Saturday after a person fell under a train. Picture: Ron Vester

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Two people have died in two days on the tracks at Hampstead and Belsize Park Tube stations, including an 80-year-old man.

Emergency vehicles attend Belsize Park Underground Station after a person fell under a train. Picture: Sabrita DaleEmergency vehicles attend Belsize Park Underground Station after a person fell under a train. Picture: Sabrita Dale

The police were called to Hampstead Underground Station just before 12pm on Friday to reports of a body of an elderly man on the line.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The next day, emergency services were called to Belsize Park Underground Station at about 4.40pm to a person under a train.

A 21-year-old man was found dead at the scene.

It follows a string of deaths on London’s rail network in the last seven days.

A spokeswoman for British Transport Police (BTP) said of the incident in Hampstead on Friday: “The incident is not being treated as suspicious, and officers are now working to contact the man’s family. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Of the incident on Saturday at Belsize Park, she added: “BTP officers attended the station alongside colleagues from London Ambulance Service. A man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The incident is currently not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”


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