CCTV footage shows moment pensioner 'deliberately' shoved woman into path of London Tube train

A jury took just 18 minutes to decide Yoshiyuki Shinohara pushed his victim on purpose

Caroline Mortimer
Tuesday 19 April 2016 18:55 BST
Man shoves woman on tube platform into oncoming train

A pensioner tried to kill a woman wearing a hijab by pushing her in front of a London Tube train, a court has heard.

CCTV footage captured the moment Yoshiyuki Shinohara deliberately shoved the woman into the side of the Bakerloo line train as it arrived at Piccadilly Circus station in November last year.

She was then flung backwards onto the platform by the force of the impact before being helped by other commuters on the platform.

Ms Kerai was later taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Shinohara was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after police were called to the scene just before 4:10pm on 10 November.

A jury at Blackfriars Crown Court took just 18 minutes to find that the 82-year-old deliberately pushed Ms Kerai, but he has been found unfit to plead to a charge of attempted murder, the Daily Mirror reports.

Witness David Wright said he saw Shinohara “step forward with both hands up, palms outstretched, and push the female strongly in the back.

"At this point the train was just entering the platform and I genuinely thought she was going to go in front of the train and be hit by it.

Judge John Hillen ordered that Shinohara be taken to a psychiatric hospital in Northampton.

The trial will resume on 27 May.

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