Football fan recovering after being dragged under train

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A FOOTBALL fan badly injured after being dragged under a train is responding well to treatment.

Darren White, from Peterlee, has had an operation on his foot and his thigh has been re-aligned after he was involved in the accident at Bexleyheath Station in London.

The 41-year-old East Durham College caretaker is being treated at London’s King’s College Hospital.

Darren suffered multiple injuries including a broken leg and ribs, crushed pelvis, punctured lungs and lost five toes and skin from his back after he is thought to have collapsed while boarding a train around 7.30am on October 26.

He was on his way to watch Newcastle United play against Tottenham Hotspur.

Friend David Wilkinson, 25, also of Peterlee, has been keeping well-wishers updated on the Darren White NUFC Facebook page.

David said: “The operation went really well on his foot and his thigh has been lined back up. He is heavily sedated and family have been asked to stick to visiting times to make sure he gets plenty of rest.”

A fund-raising drive has been set up to help his family with accommodation and travel costs on the Facebook page and at www.gofundme.com/ghvomo