Colliers Wood Man Dies In Tube Tragedy

Nick Mann was trying to rescue his brother from the tracks

Tributes have been made to a Colliers Wood man who died after jumping on a tube track to try to save his brother from an oncoming train.

Nick Mann, aged 35, died after being hit on the Northern Line tracks at Old Street at 12.20am on Saturday.

His brother Robert, 32, was thought to have been trying to recover a phone or wallet when tragedy struck. Robert was reported as "stable, but critical" at the Royal Free Hospital.

Writer and journalist Nick edited an influential music fanzine, ASFAR, and they were thought to have been returning from a music night. Earlier, the keen Shrewsbury Town fans had seen their team win at Portsmouth.

From 2008-11 he worked for Editor Steve Eminton said: "This is a truly tragic event and our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and especially to his brother at this difficult time.

"Nick was a credit to journalism, an excellent and precise writer. He was a team player, enjoyed our annual football tournaments and always brought a sense of life and humour to the office. We will miss him."

Shrewsbury Town said in a statement: "The football club was saddened to hear the tragic news that lifelong supporter Nick Mann was killed early on Sunday morning in London.

"Nick followed Shrewsbury Town home and away even though he was based in London. His passions were football and music and he was much loved by everyone who met him.

"He had made the trip down to Portsmouth on Saturday and Tweeted after the match that it had been one of his favourite away days of the season."

Nick lived in Colliers Wood with wife Jennifer Kavanagh. They had lived in London since 2007.

March 31, 2015

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