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London's Oxford Circus station evacuated after ‘person hit by train’ – police on scene

London's Oxford Circus station evacuated after ‘person hit by train’ – police on scene 1

Police and fire brigade have been seen at the scene with many people around the entrance of the station in London’s West End. One Twitter user wrote: “Serious incident at Oxford Circus. Fire appliances, ambulance and police in attendance. Delays along Oxford Street for all vehicles.”

A Transport for London spokesman said the incident related to a person falling in front of a train just before 4.30pm.

The station was subsequently evacuated and closed, with services on the Bakerloo Line currently suspended with no service between Paddington and Elephant and Castle amid warnings of “severe delays”.

Services on the Central and Victoria Lines are unaffected.

A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman confirmed they were on the scene, with two crews dispatched at 4.21pm, with London Ambulance Service (LAS) also attending.

A police spokesman said: “Officers were called to Oxford Circus station at 4.20pm today following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

“Paramedics also attended.

“However, sadly a person has been pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.

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“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

An LAS spokesperson said:”We were called at 4.21pm today to reports of a person injured by a train at Oxford Circus Underground Station.

“We sent an ambulance crew and an incident response officer.

“We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

“Sadly the patient died at the scene.”

Writing on Twitter just after 4.30pm, Lara Terry said: “Someone or something just jumped in front of the tube at Oxford Circus.

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