A car carrying a labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn ran over a BBC cameraman’s foot today as he arrived for crunch talks to thrash out Labour’s general election manifesto.
A crowd of journalists mobbed the leader’s convoy at a side entrance after a draft of the manifesto was leaked to the Mirror.
The cameraman’s left foot was run over by the rear left wheel of the car Corbyn was travelling in according to the Press Association, whose reporter was outside the building.
A mortified-looking Labour leader and his communications chief could be seen staring out from the back seat of the car as the incident unfolded amid shouts and horns.
An ambulance was called and the cameraman, named as Giles Wooltorton, was treated and later taken from the scene outside the Institution of Engineering and Technology in central London.
Video showed him sitting on the ground with his shoe and sock off, conscious and managing a smile. BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg was among those who went to the cameraman’s aid.
Scotland Yard – one of whose officers was driving the car – now faces an investigation by its internal directorate of professional standards.