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Child in buggy is blown on to Tube tracks - seconds before train arrives

CCTV images of the incident have been released. Credit: British Transport Police

A child in a buggy was blown on to the tracks at a London Underground station - just seconds before a train arrived.

In "frightening" CCTV footage released by British Transport Police, a couple are seen leaving the pushchair at the bottom of the stairs close to a platform while they went to assist other family members on the evening of July 23.

But a strong gust of wind blew the unattended buggy carrying the child on to the tracks with an incoming train moments away from arriving.

A man leaves the child at the bottom of the stairs. Credit: British Transport Police
A gust of wind blew the buggy closer to the edge of the platform. Credit: British Transport Police
The buggy can be seen precariously rolling towards the tracks. Credit: British Transport Police
The buggy falls on to the tracks. Credit: British Transport Police

After realising what had happened, the child's mother rushed on to the tracks to carry the baby and the pushchair back on to the platform.

The panic-stricken mother rushes onto the tracks to carry the child to safety. Credit: British Transport Police
Police said the woman put herself at risk by jumping on to the platform. Credit: British Transport Police

Police are attempting to trace the couple involved to ensure the child did not suffer any injuries in the "frightening" incident.

“This was a frightening incident, not just for the scale of the danger the child was exposed to, but also because the woman then put her own life on the line by going onto the tracks," chief inspector Mark Lawrie said.

Police are attempting to trace the couple to check on the health of the child. Credit: British Transport Police

“We urgently need to identify the people involved to ensure the child wasn’t injured as a result of the fall onto the tracks.

“I have taken the step of releasing CCTV of the people involved to highlight the very real concern we have for all involved.”

In the wake of the incident, BTP has warned the public to be aware of busy platforms and gusts of wind which can blow through tunnels.

Police urged anyone with any information about the incident to call on 0800 40 50 40 or to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.