Police appeal for witnesses over Gants Hill Tube death

PUBLISHED: 15:50 28 April 2016 | UPDATED: 16:33 28 April 2016

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Asif Ali, 33, a "much loved" business studies teacher died in Gants Hill Tube station on Thursday.


British Transport Police (BTP) are calling witnesses who were at Gants Hill Tube station when teacher Asif Ali died last week.

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Mr Ali, 33, of Gants Hill, was struck and killed by a train just before 5.30pm on April 21 in the eastbound platform.

Police want to speak to people who were at the Central Line station between 5.15pm and 5.30pm that day.

A BTP spokesman said: “While we are not treating Mr Ali’s tragic death as suspicious, officers need to speak to anyone who was on the eastbound platform at that time so they can build a clear picture of how he came to be on the line.”

Mr Ali, a business studies teacher at Leyton Sixth Form College, died just days before his son Zac’s first birthday.

His best friend Ash Sharma told the Recorder: “He was always smiling, always laughing, he brought people together that was his greatest strength.”

Anyone who was at Gants Hill station and saw Mr Ali is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 257 of 28/4/16.

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