AN air ambulance service has not explained why it was used to take Hollywood actor Harrison Ford, right, to Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital for a broken ankle.
Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance has not responded to our query about the actor, 71, who was taken to hospital on Thursday.
Call-outs cost the trust on average £2,500 a time and the air ambulance is funded solely by donations.
Ford was injured by an hydraulic door while filming Star Wars: Episode VII at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire.
Thames Valley Police was called to the scene and said the Health and Safety Executive had been informed.
A spokesman for Star Wars franchise owner Disney said filming would continue.
The latest Star Wars instalment began production last month and is set 30 years after 1983’s Return of the Jedi.
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust would not comment.
6:30am Friday 28th August 2015
OXFORD University has revealed it is poised to sell the former paper mill site at Wolvercote.
6:00am Friday 28th August 2015
THE first batch of state school classicists in Oxford have scored straight As and more have enrolled for its next course.
4:08pm Thursday 27th August 2015
A convicted rapist due to be sentenced for a series of sexual offences may have fled to Hong Kong police have said.
2:38pm Thursday 27th August 2015
THE leader of West Oxfordshire District Council is to be given a knighthood.
8:30am Thursday 27th August 2015
TWO schoolchildren have been hailed heroes after rescuing a woman they found unconscious in a ditch.
9:13pm Thursday 27th August 2015
THREE vehicles have crashed on the A34 Western Bypass in Oxford.
5:48pm Thursday 27th August 2015
The M40 is blocked northbound towards junction 9 for Bicester following a four-car crash.
5:07pm Thursday 27th August 2015
Tran strikes planned for the bank holiday weekend will now definitely go ahead.
3:16pm Thursday 27th August 2015
A MAN has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a woman was killed on the A34 last month.
1:33pm Thursday 27th August 2015
PROLIFIC robber John Rooney who escaped from an open prison in Aylesbury and travelled to Oxford is no longer believed to be in the area.
1:28pm Thursday 27th August 2015
DRIVERS are experiencing long delays and queuing traffic on the A34 northbound this afternoon due to a broken down lorry.
12:00pm Thursday 27th August 2015
A CRASH on the A4421 this morning between Bicester and Finmere saw the road entirely blocked by a lorry and two vans.
9:00am Thursday 27th August 2015
CANCER patients are being signed up to a massive genetic study that could improve the treatment of their conditions.
8:00am Thursday 27th August 2015
A TRICKSTER who posed as the Duke of Marlborough while spending more than £2,000 at a five-star hotel on a suite and drinks he never paid for has been warned he could be jailed.