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Man seriously injured after falling under a train at Oxford Circus

A Tube user has suffered serious leg injuries after he fell from a platform at Oxford Circus Station on Wednesday evening.

It happened at around 5.30pm on Wednesday, when witnesses say the Victoria Line platform was extremely busy. The man was taken to a major trauma centre with serious leg injuries, emergency services said.

Victoria Line trains were cancelled and suffered severe delays after the incident.

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Former England cricketer told the PA News Agency the platform was the "most packed" she had ever seen in her 35 years living in London.

She said: "As the train was coming in he was at the very front ... it looked like he swivelled and lost his balance, it looked like a fall.

"He sort of fell on his back. The way it looked to me he could have almost froze."

Ms Rainford-Brent said the man appeared to be in his mid-to-late 20s, had dark hair and was wearing a dark jacket.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "BTP officers were called to Oxford Circus today at 5.33pm following a report that a person had been struck by a train.

"It's believed a man suffered a medical episode and fell onto the tracks. He is in a critical condition in hospital."

A London Ambulance Service spokesman added: "We sent a number of resources to the scene including an incident response officer and our hazardous area response team.

"We also dispatched a trauma team from London's Air Ambulance. "Crews treated a man at the scene with leg injuries and took him to a major trauma centre by road."