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Last Updated: Saturday, 27 October 2007, 12:07 GMT 13:07 UK
Actor Bloom in clear after crash
Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom is one of Hollywood's top young stars
British actor Orlando Bloom will not face hit-and-run and drunk-driving charges following a car crash in Hollywood earlier this month.

The official report into the accident said Bloom, 30, was not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

And a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney said "there was insufficient evidence he was trying to get away".

Bloom swerved and hit a parked car as he was being chased by four paparazzi.

Bloom's two passengers were injured and had to be treated in hospital.

Police said a 30-year-old woman in the front seat had cuts and bruises on her face, while a 35-year-old woman in the back seat fractured her neck.

Straight after the accident Bloom - who was uninjured - walked about 20m away from the scene to avoid photographers, but he later returned.

He told police he had been dazed by what had happened.

Bloom spent the night at the Cedars Sinai hospital to be with the second woman, a childhood friend.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star told police he was leaving a nightclub at about 0215 local time (0915 GMT) when a photographer began following him.

Bloom's other films include The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Troy.

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