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  • 12 August 2014, 2:19

Mum Saves Child As Buggy Sucked On To Tracks

A mother and her small child had a narrow escape after the youngster's buggy was blown on to Tube tracks just seconds before a train arrived.

The woman was seen on CCTV video putting her life at risk by running on to the line to pick up the pushchair and get the child back to safety.

Police said the "frightening incident" could have been deadly and are trying to trace her along with a man who had left the buggy at the bottom of the stairs between two platforms just beforehand.

He had gone to help other family members just as wind from the tunnel caught hold of the pushchair after a train left one of the platforms at London's Goodge Street station.

Officers want to make sure the youngster was not hurt in the fall which happened just before 7.30pm on Wednesday, July 23. Images of the near-miss have just been released as part of their public appeal.

Chief Inspector Mark Lawrie said: "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 on to the tracks."

He added: "This incident shows just how much respect rail passengers should have for the network."

Anyone with information can call police on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. The log TSUB/B12 of 11/8/14 should be quoted in calls.

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