Police hunt man who tried to push woman in front of train

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the attempted murder of a woman at Leicester Square station last week.

Officers were called to the station shortly after 3.30pm on November 6 following reports of a man attempting to push a woman in front of an incoming train.

It was reported that the victim was waiting on the platform at the station when she saw the suspect arguing with an elderly man. The suspect then walked over, grabbed her arm, and began dragging her. She managed to briefly get away.

As the train approached, the suspect then grabbed the victim’s arm again and began pushing her towards the tracks.

Two other passengers intervened and pulled her away from him. The suspect is then reported to have boarded the train.

The suspect is described as a male believed to be in his late 20’s with a muscular build, wearing a beige scarf over his head and a short puffer jacket.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “If you were one of the people who intervened, or someone who witnessed the incident, please contact BTP as soon as possible.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016, or by calling 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 455 of 06/11/2023.

“Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Pictured top: Leicester Square Underground station (Picture: Ian Holden/Wikimedia Commons)

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