Scot to face trial accused of pushing man in front of tube train

The incident occured at Bayswater underground. Picture: Creative Commons
The incident occured at Bayswater underground. Picture: Creative Commons
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A 29-year-old faces trial next year accused of attempting to murder a man by pushing him into the path of a Tube train.

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The 55-year-old victim was seriously injured when the westbound District Line train ran over him at Bayswater Underground Station in central London on November 2.

Alan Alencar is alleged to have approached the man from behind and shoved him in the back with both hands as the vehicle pulled into the platform at around 5pm.

Despite the driver applying the brakes, commuter Alain Lesjongard was still hit.

He managed to crawl out from underneath the carriage and was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The defendant, of Northcote Street, Edinburgh, is alleged to have walked away after pushing the man.

During a hearing at the Old Bailey on Friday the case was adjourned until January 26, with a trial date set for April 23.

No plea was entered during the short hearing.

At a previous hearing, the defendant indicated through his defence counsel that he intended to plead not guilty to the offence.