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Man 'pushed under' London Tube train at Kentish Town station

Kentish Town Image copyright Amon Amouzandeh
Image caption Emergency services were called to the station just before 12:00 GMT

A man was hit by a train on the London Underground after reportedly being pushed from the platform.

British Transport Police (BTP) said the man suffered serious injuries after he was struck by the Tube at about 11:45 GMT at Kentish Town station.

BTP said it was treating the incident as "suspicious" and received reports "the man may have been pushed".

The Northern Line is now running normally but it is not stopping at Kentish Town.

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Witness Verity Slattery said: "I feel physically sick... in utter shock and disbelief. I just hope the guy will be OK. Thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

"I arrived just after it happened so I was comforting the distraught passengers."

Image copyright Benjamin Till
Image caption Emergency services were called to the station
Image copyright Google
Image caption Only the Northern Line runs through Kentish Town station

Jade Bowyer, who was on the train, tweeted: "Driver on tannoy sounded v[ery] panicked as they kept us on board until evacuating."

In a statement, London Ambulance Service said: "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."

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