AN ELDERLY man sustained serious head injuries after he fell off the platform at Wareham train station.

British Transport Police were called on Thursday afternoon to the train station where a man had fallen on to the tracks in front of a train.

A spokesperson said: “British Transport Police were called to Wareham station at 4.57pm on December 12 following a report of a man falling from the platform.

“He landed on the tracks and in front of a stationary train.

“He suffered a serious head injury and was taken to hospital.”