Nick Mann: Man died trying to save brother Robert Mann from oncoming London Underground train at Old Street station

Nick Mann's friends have said he will be "sorely missed"

Click to follow
The Independent Online

A man who was tragically killed by an oncoming Tube train as he attempted to save his brother has been named as Nick Mann.

Mann, 35, from London, died of severe head injuries after he attempted to save his 32-year-old younger brother, Robert Mann, 32, from being struck by a train at Old Street station in central London, the British Transport Police confirmed today.

Both men were rushed to the Royal Free Hospital in north London after the incident, where Nick died on Saturday night. Robert, who lives in Manchester, remains in a critical condition.

A friend of Nick, who asked to remain anonymous, paid tribute to the avid football and music fan today, and told The Evening Standard he was “one of the best dudes I knew”.

He added that it did not surprise him that he had attempted to save his brother's life.

“He would have done anything for anyone,” the friend said, adding:“He was one of the most passionate people I've ever known. He was a great dude and he'll be sorely missed.”

Josh Retallick, who had been friends with Nick for eight years and works at a live music pub in Camden, described Nick, who curated the As Short Fanzine About Rocking (ASFAR music fanzine, as a “hero of the DIY music scene”.

The British Transport police have called the incident a “tragic accident”, and said they are not treating it as suspicious.

A BTP spokesman said: “Our officers were called to Old Street station at 12.22am on Sunday following reports of a person being struck by a train.

“Officers are not treating the incident, which appears to be a tragic accident, as suspicious.

“The man’s family has been informed and we have a specially trained officer providing them with support at this time.”

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Adrian Naylor said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who was at the station or on the platform when the incident happened to help us understand how the two men came to be struck by a train. If you witnessed the incident please get in touch with us on the number below.”

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference TSUB/B3 of 30/03/15.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.