A MAN whose body was found on the tracks in Pokesdown Station died of multiple injuries after being struck by a train, an inquest has heard.

Retired engineer Frederick Hubbard, 69, originally from Dublin, died on July 8, assistant Dorset coroner Brendan Allen was told.

The inquest heard that Mr Hubbard was seen to step out from the platform in front of a non-stopping service train travelling at 70mph through the station at 6.40pm that evening.

A pathologist's report concluded that he'd died from multiple injuries and that his death was not suspicious.

The hearing was told he'd been identified by his fingerprints and the inquest was adjourned to January 15 next year.

In the wake of recent train deaths in the area, Bournemouth Samaritans have reminded people they are there for anyone feeling troubled or distressed or with "things on their mind" to talk to.

They can be reached on 116 123 free at any time.