Football fan hailed a hero after pulling toddler from under train

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A man has been hailed a hero after pulling a two-year-old to safety from under a train in London.

Football fan John Noctor was on the way to the Emirates Stadium to watch the Arsenal vs. Cardiff match on New Year's Day when he saw a woman with a pushchair struggling to board a train at Gospel Oak station.

The bus driver told BBC Wales: "I could see through the window the woman struggling to get the buggy on and went to lend a hand, but by the time I got there it was empty.

"I looked around the platform and couldn't see anything, then I heard the crying from underneath the train."

According to the South Wales Evening Post, Mr Noctor got down onto the tracks and heard the sound of the train starting to leave.

His nephew pressed the alarm and jammed the train doors to stop the train from moving.

He managed to lift the child up from the tracks uninjured.

"I didn't realise how many people knew about it until I got to the ground and everyone was shaking my hand," Mr Noctor said.

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