A CROSS-gender British person who died after allegedly being pushed under a subway train was a leading immigration lawyer, a British court said.
The victim was named as Sonia Burgess, who was known to colleagues as David.
Burgess, 63, was struck by a train at London’s King’s Cross station during rush hour on Monday evening.
Nina Kanagasingham, 34, of Cricklewood, northwest London, appeared at the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday charged with murder. She was remanded in custody.
Burgess leaves three adult children, two daughters and a son.
Burgess’ family described their sense of loss in statement, saying that “Sonia was a loving and wonderful person and will be missed deeply.”
Luqmani Thompson and Partners, where the lawyer worked, paid tribute to Burgess.
“We are immensely saddened by the death of David Burgess, an enormously talented practitioner, an inspiration to a generation of lawyers practising in this field and a great friend,” the firm said