Woman electrocuted on rails after leaving Epsom Derby train
A woman has been electrocuted on a live rail after leaving a train stopped by brawling passengers.
The service was filled with passengers returning from a day out at Epsom racecourse on Saturday when a group of men began fighting and it was stopped near South Croydon station.
Officers from British Transport Police, who were called to the scene at 8.44pm, said the emergency cord on the 7.50pm service from Tattenham Corner to Victoria was pulled before the train's doors were prised open.
The 22-year-old Mitcham woman, who has not been named, was treated for burns at Westminster and Chelsea hospital but her condition is not thought to be life threatening. Police said they are investigating her injuries and the fight as two seperate incidents.
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