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Woman arrested on suspicion of King’s Cross Tube murder ‘knew the victim’

PUBLISHED: 13:15 26 October 2010

Emergency incident

Emergency incident

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THE woman arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died under a train at King’s Cross Tube station is believed to have known the victim, police have revealed.

A 34-year-old woman from Cricklewood is currently being questioned by detectives after a middle-aged man was hit by a westbound Piccadilly line train at 6.30pm last night.

The station was immediately evacuated while emergency services attended and murder squad detectives conducted an examination of the scene, but police have moved to allay the fears of commuters by insisting they are not treating the incident as a random attack.

Detective Superintendent Ashley Croft, from British Transport Police, said: “Early indications from witnesses are that the victim and the suspect knew each other.

“Following the incident a man on the platform detained the woman by restraining her until police arrived.

“The woman remains in custody and is being held on suspicion of murder.

“We are also in the process of viewing CCTV from the station and interviewing several witnesses who came forward last night.

“It’s really important that we build the clearest possible picture of what took place on the platform and I ask anyone who may have seen the incident to contact us.”

DS Croft added “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.

“Incidents like this are extremely rare on the Tube.”

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


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