A London commuter has died after being struck by a train at Finsbury Park underground station after the morning rush hour.

The man was killed after he was hit by a Tube at the station, which serves the Piccadilly and Victoria Lines, at about 10.40am on 5 May. Paramedics tried to save him but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: "BTP officers were called to Finsbury Park Underground station to reports of a person hit by a southbound Victoria Line train.

"We attended the incident, reported at 10.44am, alongside colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Service.

"Medics from London Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead. Officers are now working to identify the man and inform his family."

The death was the second in eight days after a commuter was killed after being struck on the northbound line at Victoria station.

In March, Nick Mann, 35, was killed pulling his brother Robert, 32 to safety after he fell on to the Northern Line tracks at Old Street station.

A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 10.43am to reports of someone on the tracks, we sent a number of resources to the scene including an ambulance crew, our hazardous area response team and London's Air Ambulance. Sadly the patient was pronounced dead at the scene."