Man in women's clothing 'pushed' under Tube train

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A woman was being questioned on suspicion of murder last night after a man wearing women's clothes was allegedly pushed to his death under a rush-hour Tube train.

Hundreds of horrified commuters watched as the victim, who was in his sixties, fell from the westbound Piccadilly line platform into the path of a train at King's Cross, just after 6.30pm on Monday.

Police were last night still working to confirm the victim's identity and inform his next of kin, but he is thought to have been 63 years old and from central London.

A 34-year-old woman from Cricklewood, north London, was detained by a fellow passenger until police arrived. She was arrested on suspicion of murder and remained in custody last night.

Reports from witnesses suggested that the victim and the suspect knew each other and had been seen "pushing and pulling as a joke", before the train pulled in.

The incident caused lengthy delays and 172 passengers from one train had to be walked back through tunnels to safety.