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Colindale man detained indefinitely to a secure hospital after attempted murder at Kentish Town London Underground station

A man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder has been detained indefinitely to a secure mental health unit.

Devindra Ferguson, 29, of Parklea Close, Colindale, London, was arrested and charged after he pushed a man towards an oncoming train at Kentish Town London Underground station on Wednesday, 2 December.

The victim sustained multiple injuries to his bones. He has since recovered following hospital treatment.

Senior investigating officer Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson said: “This was a terrifying incident which left the victim with broken bones.
“Thankfully, however, incidents of this nature are very rare on the rail network, and today’s sentence shows that we will not tolerate any type of violent crime on the rail network and we will always seek to prosecute people who do commit a crime.”

Ferguson was sentenced on Friday, 13 May at Blackfriars Crown Court.

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