Man shot in the back at Harlesden Tube station

A man boarded a Tube train after being shot in the back on the stairs of a north-west London station.

Police received reports a man had been shot at Harlesden station on Wednesday afternoon.

The 27-year-old got on to a Bakerloo Line train and travelled one stop to Willesden Junction where he was treated by paramedics.

The man is in a stable condition in hospital and his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police were alerted to reports of an injured man on a platform at Willesden Junction station at about 1400 GMT.

CCTV footage

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesperson said: "Officers attended the scene along with LAS paramedics, who administered treatment to the man, believed to be a 27-year-old from south London, and who had sustained gunshot injuries to his back."

The spokesman said it was not clear which type of firearm had caused the man's injuries.

He said officers were working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

"As part of the investigation officers are making house-to-house enquiries in the area and will also be examining CCTV footage.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to come forward," he said.

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