Stuntman injured on set of Brad Pitt movie

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A stuntman has been stabbed with a bayonet today in an accident at an Oxfordshire film set.

The victim, 35, was injured while filming near Watlington for the Second World War movie Fury, which stars Hollywood actor Brad Pitt.

The stuntman has since been airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Production company spokesman Claudia Kalindjian said the incident in a Shirburn field at about 11.30am had been an accident.

She said: "There has been an accident between two professional stuntmen which happened in a rehearsed action sequence.

"It was an accident. It is obviously very unfortunate."

She said filming would continue today, adding: "He left the set laughing and talking."

South Central Ambulance Service spokeswoman Gill Hodgetts said an air ambulance was called at 11.32am.

She said: "We were called to a 35-year-old male with a shoulder injury on a film set."

Thames Valley Police spokesman Rebecca Webber said the force was not treating the incident as a crime.

She said: "At 11.41am today we were called to a film set having been told a man had been stabbed.

"He had an injury to his shoulder and was taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not thought to be serious.”

The Health and Safety Executive is now investigating the incident.

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