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Five teenagers threatened at knifepoint on Tube platform

Five teenagers were threatened at knifepoint after witnessing an attack on a Central Line train.

Four boys and a girl, all aged 14, were confronted by a man holding a flick knife at Theydon Bois in east London.

CCTV image of a man [police are looking for Credit: British Transport Police

Detective Constable Carl Wayte, from British Transport Police said: "A man was attacking another passenger on an eastbound Central line train as it travelled between Loughton and Theydon Bois London Underground stations.

During the journey four boys and a girl, all aged 14, witnessed the incident and alerted other passengers.

The teens left the train at Theydon Bois and the man also left the service. “He then produced a flick knife and threatened the group on the platform"

CCTV image taken at Theydon Bois Credit: British Transport Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40.

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Major Central Line disruption after Mile End signal failure

by Simon Harris: ITV London Correspondent

The Central Line is completely snarled up because of faulty signals at Mile End. Central Line users being told to expect extremely slow, delayed journeys. The line will be suspended shortly between Liverpool Street and Leytonstone while engineers try to fix the problem.

Signal failure caused huge delays during this morning's rush hour Credit: Press Association

Tube boost for commuters

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Underground station logo in central London Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Tube passengers are set to benefit from improvements on two lines.

From tonight the Central line will have increased services whilethe Waterloo and City line will finish at 12.30 am.

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