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Harrison Ford 'breaks ankle' during Star Wars filming

The Star Wars and Indiana Jones star was airlifted to hospital.
The Star Wars and Indiana Jones star was airlifted to hospital. Credit: Domine-Wyters/ABACA

Star Wars actor Harrison Ford has broken his ankle during filiming of the new Star Wars film, according to reports.

The BBC claims that the 71-year-old sustained the injury after a garage door fell on him while on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.

Ford, who plays Hans Solo, was airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for treatment yesterday.

A spokesman for Thames Valley police said: "We were called just after 5pm to reports of a 71-year-old man being injured in an incident believed to involve a garage door."

Disney, which now owns the Star Wars franchise, says filming will continue while Ford recuperates.

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Harrison Ford admitted to John Radcliffe Hospital after being injured filming new Star Wars film

Hollywood actor Harrison Ford Credit: ITV news

Hollywood star Harrison Ford has been admitted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford after being injured on the set of the latest Star Wars film.

The 71-year-old actor is reported to have suffered an ankle injury whilst filming at Pinewood Studios, in Buckinghamshire.

Prime Minister meets patients & hospital staff in Oxford

David Cameron
Prime Minister David Cameron chats to nurses during a visit to the John Radcliffe Childrens Hospital in Oxford Credit: Paul Vicente/PA Wire
David Cameron with patient
Prime Minister David Cameron laughs with 15 year-old patient Shingai during a visit to the John Radcliffe Children's Hospital in Oxford Credit: Paul Vicente/PA Wire
Prime Minister David Cameron talks to 15 year-old patient Libertie during a visit to the John Radcliffe Children's Hospital in Oxford Credit: Paul Vicente/PA Wire

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Body parts held by Royal Military Police

Body parts from soldiers killed in Afghanistan have been kept in hospital labs without permission from their families.

Six body parts and more than 50 tissue samples were reportedly retained by the Royal Military Police without relatives of the servicemen being notified.

Investigators from the Ministry of Defence reportedly discovered the body parts at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital, while the tissue samples are being held at the Bulford Garrison in Wiltshire.

"Investigations are being carried out urgently into this matter. The Royal Military Police Special Investigations Branch has also taken swift action to ensure this cannot happen again and are identifying the families affected as quickly as possible."

– Army spokesperson

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