Car carrying Jeremy Corbyn runs over cameraman's foot

  • 12/05/2017
Jeremy Corbyn looks back as his car enters the garage (Getty)
Jeremy Corbyn looks back as his car enters the garage (Getty)

A car carrying British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has run over the foot of a BBC cameraman while approaching a Labour Party policy meeting ahead of Britain's June 8 national election.

The injured cameraman, Giles Wooltorton, was treated on the street and later taken away by ambulance, according to a Reuters photographer.

A spokesman for the BBC said its first priority was to make sure their cameraman was OK. A Labour Party spokesman declined immediate comment.

Giles Wooltorton (Getty)
Giles Wooltorton (Getty)

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg attended to the cameraman on the street.

It comes just days after a New Zealand politician - National's Chester Borrows - was found not guilty of careless driving causing injury to two protestors in his electorate last year.

Corbyn, whose party trails Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives by about 15-20 percentage points in opinion polls, was also grappling on Thursday with a leak of his draft manifesto to several newspapers.

According to the leaked manifesto, Labour will promise to renationalise rail and mail services, take some of the energy sector into public hands, abolish university tuition fees and reverse cuts to welfare benefits.

The party declined to comment on the leak to two newspapers and the BBC.

Reuters / Newshub.