Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Stuntman stabbed on Brad Pitt film set

A STUNTMAN was stabbed in the shoulder with a bayonet on the set of a Second World War film which

A STUNTMAN was stabbed in the shoulder with a bayonet on the set of a Second World War film which is being filmed in Shirburn.

He was accidently injured during the rehearsal of a battle scene for Fury, which stars Brad Pitt, at about 11.30am on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old victim was airlifted to the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford by the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance.

A spokeswoman for the film’s production company said: “There was an accident involving two stuntmen on the set and one was injured.Emergency medical attention was given immediately and the injured stuntman was taken to hospital. The film-makers are delighted that he will make a full recovery.”

The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.

* In an article headlined “Villagers aflutter as Brad Pitt comes to town”, published on September 27, it was stated that a viewing platform for the public would be erected. We have been asked to point out that no such platform is available and there is no access to the set. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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