Man left fighting for life after rush hour attack at West Hampstead Tube station

A commuter was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after he was attacked at a London Underground station today.

Horrified witnesses at West Hampstead station saw "blood on the platform" at around 4.30pm.

Emergency services raced to the scene after reports of an assault.

Paramedics treated the victim’s "potentially life threatening" head wound at the station before dashing him to a major trauma centre.

The Tube station was quickly evacuated and remained closed for around three hours as police investigated.

"West Hampstead station closed due to incident…just passed it on the train and saw blood on the platform," tweeted one commuter.

"This is horrific," a resident posted online.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "We were called to West Hampstead underground station shortly before 4.30pm on Friday June 29 following reports of an assault.

"Officers attended along with colleagues from the Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service.

"A man has been taken to hospital with potentially life threatening head injuries.

"An area search is being conducted as enquiries continue."

London Ambulance Service said: "We were called a 4:20pm today to West End Lane, West Hampstead to reports of an incident.

"We sent a single responder in a car and an ambulance crew. London’s Air Ambulance was also dispatched to the scene.

"We a treated a person at the scene and took them to a major trauma centre as a priority by road."

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