Man charged with attempted murder for allegedly pushing passenger under train

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The accused is due to appear in court today
The accused is due to appear in court today

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a Tube passenger who was seriously injured when he was allegedly pushed under a train.

Devindra Ferguson, from Colindale, north London, was arrested on Thursday after a man was apparently deliberately shoved on to the track at Kentish Town Underground station.

The commuter was treated by paramedics after being hit by the train at around 11.45am on Wednesday.

Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson, of British Transport Police, said Ferguson was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after voluntarily attending a London police station.

He was charged with attempted murder and is due to appear in court today, his 29th birthday.

Mr Richardson said: "I can confirm Devindra Ferguson, of Parklea Close, Colindale, London, has been charged with attempted murder following an incident on Wednesday, December 2, at Kentish Town London Underground station.

"Mr Ferguson will appear before Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Friday, December 4."

A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said they were called to the Tube station following reports of a person being hit by a train.

He added: "We sent multiple resources to the scene, including a single responder in a car, an ambulance crew, our hazardous area response team and London's Air Ambulance.

"We treated a man at the scene and took him as a priority to a hospital in central London with a doctor from the air ambulance on board."