Marshal injured as motocross bike lands on him during practice race on Weymouth beach

A marshal has been seriously injured after a motocross bike landed on him during a practice race on Weymouth beach in southwest England, local media has said.

Press reports say that the steward was hit at around 12.30pm on Sunday at the event in Dorset before he was flown to Southampton hospital.

Witnesses on Twitter said the steward was struck on the head.

The event was temporarily halted, with races resuming at 3pm, according to the Dorset Echo.

More than 300 riders were expected to take part in this year's festival.

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