'Vulnerable' woman rescued from railway line in Dorset

A woman seen on the London to Weymouth railway line in Dorset was rescued after an operation involving a police helicopter.

Police were called after a woman was seen clinging to the edge of a railway bridge near Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester at 1108 BST on Thursday.

The helicopter eventually located her between the Allington Road and Wareham Road bridges at 1150 BST, police said.

She was later held on suspicion of trespassing on a railway line.

Insp Les Fry, from Dorchester Police, said: "The use of the Dorset Police helicopter was vital in finding the very vulnerable woman before she came to serious and possibly fatal harm on the electrified railway line."

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