Update on KX incident

Below is the latest release from British Transport Police, reproduced wihout chage or comment.

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BTP statement:

British Transport Police are investigating the death of a man, believed to be 63 and from Central London, after an incident at King’s Cross underground station just after 6.30pm on Monday 25 October.

Police were called to attend following reports of a person under a westbound Piccadilly line train.

Detectives from BTP are conducting a murder investigation.

A 34-year-old woman from the Cricklewood area was arrested at the scene and remains in custody where she is being questioned.

Officers are working to confirm the identity of the man and will then inform his next of kin. The process of formally identifying the man will then follow.

The station was evacuated while emergency services attended the incident and police conducted an examination of the scene.

Detective Superintendent Ashley Croft, senior investigating officer, said:

“Early indications from witnesses are that the victim and the suspect knew each other.

“Following the incident a man on the platform detained the woman by restraining her until police arrived.

“The woman remains in custody and is being held on suspicion of murder.

“We are also in the process of viewing CCTV from the station and interviewing several witnesses who came forward last night.

“It’s really important that we build the clearest possible picture of what took place on the platform and I ask anyone who may have seen the incident to contact us.”

“Speaking about the nature of the incident, Det. Supt Croft said:

“I would like to thank passengers for their patience and understanding, as well as all of the London Underground staff who assisted the emergency services in dealing with what happened in a professional and dignified manner.

“Incidents like this are extremely rare on the Tube.”

Anyone with information should call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 and quote incident number 440.

Editor’s notes:

Please be aware that the incident was on the westbound platform, not the eastbound.

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