Tayside and Central Scotland

Man who slipped under train named as Garry Geddes

Perth Station. Pic copyright Richard Webb and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence
Image caption Garry Geddes was attempting to board a train at Perth Station

A man who lost one of his arms after falling under a train has been named as a 21-year-old from Moray.

Garry Geddes had to have the arm amputated after it was severely injured in the incident at Perth Station.

British Transport Police said it appeared that Mr Geddes had slipped while attempting to board the Aberdeen train at about 22:50 on Sunday.

He was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee but surgeons were unable to save the arm.

It is understood that Mr Geddes was returning home after watching Rangers defeat Aberdeen at Ibrox on Sunday.

He took the train back to Buckie after missing his bus home.

A British Transport Police spokesman said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.

His condition in hospital was serious but stable, police said.

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