Tube worker found dead ahead of Jubilee line drink driving case

By Rachel Bishop on April 29, 2014 5:08 PM |

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A tube driver accused of driving a Jubilee line train while drunk has been found dead at his home the day before his trial.

Ian Comfort, 50, reportedly drank almost an entire bottle of vodka while driving the train on March 22.

Suspicions were raised after he failed to stop at Wembley Park for a change of drivers and continued to Stanmore, where he turned the train around.

He was reportedly found smelling strongly of alcohol at around 3pm and was arrested after refusing to give a blood test.

He was due to appear in Harrow Crown Court yesterday on two charges of being intoxicated in charge of a train but was found dead at his home in Woolwich on April 27 after reportedly collapsing.

A Met spokesman said: "Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 04:06hrs on Sunday, 27 April to a residential address on Prentiss Court, SE7.

"A 50-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed."

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