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Film company admits health and safety breaches after Harrison Ford crushed by part of film set

A film company has admitted health and safety breaches after Star Wars actor Harrison Ford was crushed by part of the film set. Credit: Disney / Lucasfilm

A film company has admitted health and safety breaches after Star Wars actor Harrison Ford was crushed by part of the film set.

Ford, who plays Han Solo in the hit films, was crushed by a hydraulic door on the set of the Millennium Falcon spaceship while filming the Force Awakens in 2014.

The Prosecution told Milton Keynes Magistrates court that Ford could have been killed after he was knocked to the ground and pinned by the heavy door as he rehearsed at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.

The actor was left with a broken leg.

Foodles Production (UK) will be sentenced next month.


Rutherford criticises IOC over decision not to ban Russian athletes

Greg Rutherford has described the IOC's decision not to put a blanket ban on Russian athletes as Credit: PA

Milton Keynes long jumper Greg Rutherford has criticised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for not putting a blanket ban on Russian athletes in the upcoming Rio Games, following the doping scandal.

Speaking to the Guardian, the Olympic champion described the decision as "spineless," following the IOC's decision to let individual sport federations decide whether Russian athletes can compete in the Rio Games.

A spineless attempt to appear as the nice guy to both sides

We know the pros and the cons of a blanket ban, we know the risks of ‘collective justice’, but we also know the risk of not punishing a culture of doping that comes from the very top.

I would say that the latter is a much greater threat to sport.

– Greg Rutherford

Man charged with rape in Milton Keynes

Thames Valley Police have charged a 26-year-old man with rape Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 26 year old man has been charged with raping a girl under the age of 16 in Milton Keynes.

Andrew Bland from Fishermead allegedly attacked the girl in the Bleak Hall area in the early hours of Tuesday.

He was arrested on Friday.

He's been remanded in custody and is due to to appear before magistrates' Court in the morning.

Hamilton takes championship lead in Hungary

Hamilton has a six-point advantage over Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg Credit: PA

Lewis Hamilton took the championship lead for the first time this season after topping the podium at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton leads the driver standings for the first time this year Credit: PA

The Stevenage driver beat Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to victory after passing him on the first turn.

It's a record-breaking fifth win for Hamilton in Hungary.

Milton-Keynes based Red Bull completed the podium with Daniel Ricciardo finishing third.

Hamilton now moves six points ahead of Rosberg with just one more race to go before the summer break .

Hungarian Grand Prix standings:

  • 1st - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  • 2nd - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
  • 3rd - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
  • 4th - Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
  • 5th -Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

Two rescued after getting into difficulty in Milton Keynes lake

The group of six were swimming in the lake on Friday afternoon

Two people had to be taken to hospital after getting into difficulty in a lake in Milton Keynes.

A 14-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man were swimming in a group at Lodge Lake in Great Holm on Friday.

They were rescued by the emergency services and taken to Milton Keynes General hospital to be checked.

The woman got into trouble in the River Great Ouse Credit: ITV News Anglia

It happened on the same day a mother-of-three drowned trying to save a young boy who had got into trouble in the River Great Ouse in Bedford.

Police are now renewing their warnings about the dangers of swimming in lakes and rivers.

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