‘Gambling addict’ pushes woman onto train tracks after losing money on horses

A ‘gambling addict’ has been arrested after he pushed a woman onto train tracks after he became angry when he lost his money by betting on horses.

The woman was patiently waiting for the train at a platform at Tai Hing North station, Hong Kong, when she was shoved in a random attack.

Fortunately, the woman was able to force her way back onto the platform as no trains were going by at the time, Chief Inspector Lee Ying-chi said in a press conference.

She survived the ordeal but suffered from injuries to her neck and arms before being sent to Tuen Mun Hospital for treatment, reports Coconuts.

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The woman was pushed from the platform in the terrifying ordeal

CCTV footage shows the victim making her way towards the end of the platform when the man targeted her by the tracks.

It has since been reported that the suspect is a 33-year-old transport worker with the surname Yau, police said.

Authorities are investigating whether the victim has any struggles with his mental health. They will also be looking into whether he has come into contact with the victim before.

The man was later arrested by police
The man was later arrested by police

The 33-year-old was caught on surveillance footage as he hopped onto a train at Ping Shan Station at around 7pm.

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He was detained by police at another station.

Yau lost his money gambling earlier that day and took his frustration out on the woman, according to his neighbours who claim he is an addict.

The incident was reported by the victim’s husband.

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