Scot 'tried to kill man by pushing him in front of train'
Alan Alencar is alleged to have shoved the man from behind into the path of a train.
A 29-year-old Scottish man has appeared in court in London accused of attempting to murder another man by pushing him in to the path of a tube train.
Alan Alencar from Northcote Street, Edinburgh, is alleged to have approached the man from behind and shoved him on the back with both hands into the path of an incoming train that was pulling in to the platform.
Despite the train driver applying the brakes the alleged victim was seriously injured when the westbound District Line train ran over him at Bayswater Underground Station in central London.
The man, who is in his 50s, managed to crawl out from underneath the carriage and was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The defendant is alleged to have walked away after pushing the man.
During a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court, Alencar, who appeared in a grey tracksuit, spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth.
He indicated through his defence counsel that he intended to plead not guilty to the offence.
District Judge Tan Ikram said there had been no bail application and ordered Alencar to appear at Blackfriars Crown Court on December 1.