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Friday, November 12, 2010

Body found in London Underground Tunnel

Reports are coming in that a body has been found on the tracks in a tunnel near Bayswater Tube station by Tube staff at around 2.30am. At the moment the whole of the Circle Line has been suspended while police investigations continue. The District Line has been suspended between Earl's Court and Edgware Road and also between Earl's Court and Kensington Olympia. Plus there are severe delays between Earls Court and Wimbledon. Police are currently treating the death as "unexplained".

Bayswater Tube by *Tom*
Bayswater Tube by *Tom*

Maintenance crew discovered the body between Bayswater and Notting Hill Gate stations. The BBC now have more on this.

Trouble on circle line by Eric

In a weird coincidence, only yesterday Londonist posted a story on urban legends involving corpses on the Tube! Now the police have a real mysterious death to investigate.

UPDATE - According to the Evening Standard, the body was a 38 year old man from West London. The Standard claim he was trying to walk home through a Tube tunnel. The last train had gone through 90 minutes before the body was found at 2.25am. Police examined the last three trains through but did not find any evidence of the collision. Although they have said the victim's injuries, "were consistent with having been struck by a train".

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