A blind man died after he fell over the edge of the platform at Eden park station, it is claimed.

Emergency services rushed to the scene shortly after 7pm yesterday to reports that a man had been injured by a train at the station.

Witnesses say the victim was a blind man, who stepped onto the tracks. He died at the scene.

A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said: "We were called at 7.07pm yesterday evening (26 February) to a reports of a person injured by a train at Eden Park Station, Beckenham.

"We sent an ambulance, two medics in fast response cars, a team leader, an incident response officer and our Hazardous Area Response Team.

"We also dispatched an advanced trauma team – consisting of a paramedic and a doctor - from London’s Air Ambulance who responded by car.

"Sadly the patient died at the scene."