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Colindale man who pushed stranger in front of train is locked up for good in mental health unit

PUBLISHED: 06:30 17 May 2016 | UPDATED: 10:12 17 May 2016

Kentish Town Station (Pic: Google)

Kentish Town Station (Pic: Google)

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A paranoid schizophrenic from Colindale has been locked up in a secure mental health unit indefinitely after he pushed a stranger in front of a train.

Devindra Ferguson, 29, of Parklea Close, attacked Kamlesh Ramj as he waited on a platform at Kentish Town station in December last year.

Mr Ramji suffered horrendous injuries and was in a coma for almost a month but miraculously survived.

He has since recovered.

Ferguson admitted attempted murder.

Last week at Blackfriars Crown Court he was indefinitely detained.

Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson, investigating officers, 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.”

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