Tributes paid to Finsbury Park train death man

An elderly father has paid tribute to his son who was struck by a train and killed at Finsbury Park Tube station earlier this month.

Anthony Quigley, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene on August 10 after being hit by a northbound Victoria Line train at 8.44am.

Born in Holloway, Mr Quigley, known as Tony, moved to Crouch End at the age of seven and lived with his father Patrick, 82, and brother Stephen, 45, in Elder Avenue.

Speaking from the family home, Patrick, who is originally from Ireland, said: “Anthony was very popular, he had a lot of friends – he was well-liked by all the family in Ireland.

“He had very, very close friends who can’t believe what happened because they met him in the pub a day or two before his death and they had a meal.

“A week before he died he even told me he was going swimming at Park Road Leisure Centre.”

Mr Quigley, a brick-layer, was in and out of jobs over the past 10 years, and socialised with friends in the Finsbury Park and Stroud Green areas.

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He is due to be buried in Finchley beside his mother Mary, who died in 1996.

An inquest into his death was opened at St Pancras Coroners Court and adjourned until November 22.