Man in court after London Tube train hits passenger

A man has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a London Underground passenger who was allegedly pushed into the path of a train.

The victim was seriously injured when a District Line train struck him at Bayswater station during the evening rush hour on Thursday.

Alan Alencar is alleged to have shoved him in the back as the Tube train pulled into the central London station.

Mr Alencar, 29, of Edinburgh, was remanded into custody.

At Westminster Magistrates' Court, District Judge Tan Ikram ordered Mr Alencar, of Northcote Street, to appear at Blackfriars Crown Court on 1 December.

The judge said there had been no bail application.

The victim, aged in his 50s, managed to crawl out from underneath the carriage and was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

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