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Crew Member Stabbed At Warner Bros. Studios On Set Of Anne Hathaway Film The Witches

Crew Member Stabbed At Warner Bros. Studios On Set Of Anne Hathaway Film The Witches

A film crew member has reportedly been 'stabbed in the throat with a flip knife' on the set of The Witches, a remake of the Roald Dahl classic starring Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch.

Police have said that a man has been arrested on suspicion of intent to cause grievous bodily harm after a second man was rushed to hospital with a neck injury at lunchtime yesterday.

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The incident took place at the film studio in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, and Variety reports that the two men are believed to have known each other.

Leavesden was where the eight Harry Potter films were shot. Credit: PA
Leavesden was where the eight Harry Potter films were shot. Credit: PA

In a statement, a spokesperson for Warner Bros told The Mirror: "I can confirm that there was an isolated workplace incident at the Warner Bros studio production facility and the police are now handling the matter."

Hertfordshire Constabulary also commented on the incident, telling LADbible: "Police were called at around 12.35pm on Wednesday, June 19 to reports of an incident at Warner Bros Studio production facility in Leavesden.

"One man sustained a neck injury and was taken to hospital by ambulance.

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"A second man, who is 54, was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. He has since been released on police bail until July 17.

"It is believed the men are known to each other. Enquiries are continuing at this time to establish the circumstances around what happened."

Anne Hathaway will star in the remake of The Witches. Credit: PA
Anne Hathaway will star in the remake of The Witches. Credit: PA

According to The Sun, an insider said: "I couldn't believe I was there for it. It's not something you expect to be close to.

"I heard the argument, but couldn't make out what they were saying. They were shouting.

"As I left the studio and got round the corner, studio security went flying round with flashing lights.

"When I asked my pal what was going on, he said after I left one got stabbed in the neck with a flip knife - like a work one, from his tool belt."

The incident is believed to have happened on the set of The Witches. Credit: Google Maps
The incident is believed to have happened on the set of The Witches. Credit: Google Maps

The MailOnline reports that after the alleged attack, several crew members rushed to the aid of the wounded man, who is believed to have been stabbed with a Stanley knife and is in his 30s.

Filming for The Witches remake is currently underway with Anne Hathaway taking on the role of the Grand High Witch herself.

Robert Zemeckis, who directed the Back To The Future franchise and Forrest Gump, will be directing the film.

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Topics: TV and Film, News

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

 

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