Pensioner charged with attempted murder over Bakerloo line platform shove

27th Nov 2015
Pensioner charged with attempted murder over Bakerloo line platform shove

Elham Asaad Buaras

A Japanese pensioner has been charged with attempted murder after a Muslim woman was allegedly pushed into the path of a Tube train.

Yoshiyuki Shinohara, 81, of no fixed abode, was charged with attempted murder, at Westminster Magistrate’s Court on November 12.

Police were called to Piccadilly Circus station just before 4.10pm on November 10, after the alleged incident unfolded on one of the station’s Bakerloo line platforms.

The female victim suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment to grazes to her face.

British Transport Police and police attended the scene on one of the station’s Bakerloo line platforms, and arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder.

He was taken to a London police station and remains in custody.

The woman miraculously escaped with minor injuries and was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital for further treatment to grazes to her face.

Director of Enforcement and On-street Operations at Transport for London, Steve Burton, said: “This type of shocking incident is extremely rare.

“Our staff acted quickly to assist the woman and other customers at the scene, and we are working closely with the police as they carry out their investigation.”

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