Attempted murder charge after man hit by tube train in central London

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A 29-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after a man suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a tube train.

The alleged victim, aged in his 50s, was hurt during the rush hour incident at Bayswater Underground Station in central London on Thursday.

British Transport Police said the man was "struck by a train" at the station shortly after 5pm and taken to hospital, where his injuries were deemed non-life threatening.

Officers arrested 29-year-old Alan Alencar of Northcote Street, Edinburgh, in connection with the incident and later charged him with attempted murder.

Alencar will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Saturday.