Film crew worker ‘slashed in the throat with Stanley knife’ on new Anne Hathaway movie set at Warner Bros Studio

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A FILM crew worker was “slashed in the throat with Stanley knife” a on the new Anne Hathaway movie set at Warner Bros Studio, it’s alleged.

An insider said a man was stabbed in the neck with a flip knife after a dispute between stage hands at around midday at the film studio in Leavesden, Herts.

It is understood the stabbing took place on the set of The Witches which will star Hathaway, Chris Rock and Octavia Spencer.

Emergency vehicles, including police and ambulance, then appeared 15 minutes later, they said.

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 injured man was taken to hospital, and the second man was arrested by police on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

The suspect is currently in police custody.

It is alleged the incident took place in M Stage – a 3250m2 hangar which is minutes walk from the Harry Potter tourist attraction.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Constabulary said: “Police were called at around 12.35pm today to reports of an incident at Warner Brothers Studios in Leavesden.

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

“A second man was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and is currently in police custody.

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


Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden is an 80-hectare studio complex in Leavesden in Hertfordshire.

Films made at the studio include Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, the Harry Potter series, Sweeney Todd and The Dark Knight.

A spokesperson for Warner Bros. said: “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.”


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