CCTV shows moment woman 'is pushed' into oncoming Tube train

The incident occurred at Piccadilly Circus Station on a Bakerloo platform

Charlie Atkin
Friday 13 November 2015 13:19
Man shoves woman on tube platform into oncoming train

CCTV footage has emerged of the moment a woman appears to be shoved into the side of an oncoming London Underground train.

The man can be seen standing behind the woman before appearing to push her just as the Tube train arrives.

The victim slams into the train before rebounding onto the platform, as commuters rush to help her.

The video was recorded at Piccadilly Circus station on a Bakerloo line platform at 4pm on Tuesday.

A British Transport Police spokesman reported that the woman escaped with minor injuries after the incident.

Japanese national Yoshiyuki Shinohara, 81, of no fixed abode, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' court yesterday charged with attempted murder.

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Blackfriars Crown Court on November 25.