TfL Leicester Square Tube station attempted murder: Man 'tried to push woman in front train'

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Two passengers intervened after a man tried to push a woman in front of a Tube train at Leicester Square, police say.

A woman was grabbed and pushed towards the tracks as a Tube train approached, say police.

Detectives have launched an attempted murder investigation after the incident at around 3.30pm at Leicester Square on Monday November 6.

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It was reported that the victim was waiting on the platform when she saw the suspect arguing with an elderly man. The suspect then walked over, grabbed her arm, and began dragging her.

Police say she managed to get away but as the train approached, the suspect grabbed her arm again and pushed her towards the tracks. Two other passengers intervened and pulled her away from him, while the suspect boarded the train.

British Transport Police describes the suspect as male, believed to be in his late 20s, with a muscular build, and wearing a beige scarf over his head and a short puffer jacket.

The force said in a statement: "If you were one of the people who intervened, or someone who witnessed the incident, please contact British Transport Police as soon as possible."

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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, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.