Murder hunt after man dies under train at King’s Cross

A MURDER investigation has been launched after a man died under a Tube train at King’s Cross station during last night’s rush hour.

The middle aged victim is believed to have been pushed under a westbound Piccadilly line train at around 6.30pm.

Police are working to identify the man and trace his next of kin.

A 34-year-old woman from Cricklewood was arrested at the scene and is currently being questioned by police.

Detective Superintendent Ashley Croft, British Transport Police’s senior investigating officer, said: “This happened at a busy time during the evening commute and I appeal to anyone who saw what happened on the westbound platform of the Piccadilly line to get in contact with us.

“I would like to thank passengers for their patience and understanding, as well as all of the London Underground staff who assisted the emergency services in dealing with what happened in a professional and dignified manner.”

- Anyone with information should call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 and quote incident number 440.