The incident happened at Blackhorse Road underground station in Walthamstow shortly before midday

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Credit: MPS Helicopter image posted on Twitter yesterday Credit: MPS Helicopter image posted on Twitter yesterday

A man has died after being struck by a Tube train in Walthamstow. 

British Transport Police (BTP) and emergency services, including London's Air Ambulance (LAA), were called to Blackhorse Road Station yesterday morning at around 11:40am following reports of a person under a train.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: "Officers from the London Fire Brigade and medics from the London Ambulance Service also attended, but a 22-year-old man from Chingford was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The man’s family have been informed.

"The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

London's Air Ambulance landed in the playground of nearby Willowfield Humanities College in Clifton Avenue, Walthamstow.  

The Victoria Line was suspended at 11:50am betweeen Walthamstow Central and Highbury and Islington after it was reported a man was seen on the tracks. 

The suspension was lifted at 1:20pm with continuing severe delays until 3pm when a good service resumed.

 

 

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2:04pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Thunderbird4 says...

Another pressurised unemployed person?
Another pressurised unemployed person? Thunderbird4
  • Score: -16

11:24pm Tue 15 Jul 14

SpursSupporter1 says...

We shouldn't judge stories like this as we dont know what happened or the facts apart from theres a young person dead with a grieving family
We shouldn't judge stories like this as we dont know what happened or the facts apart from theres a young person dead with a grieving family SpursSupporter1
  • Score: 22

3:01am Wed 16 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Thunderbird4 wrote:
Another pressurised unemployed person?
Stupid suggestion.
[quote][p][bold]Thunderbird4[/bold] wrote: Another pressurised unemployed person?[/p][/quote]Stupid suggestion. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 7
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