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Last Updated: Saturday January 31 2009 16:32 GMT

Hurt Potter stunt actor named

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter

The stuntman who was seriously hurt working on the next Harry Potter film has been named as David Holmes.

The 25-year-old was a stunt double for Daniel Radcliffe, and was working on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when he was hurt.

Holmes hurt his back at Leavesden Studios on Wednesday and has now been moved to a second hospital.

Holmes' family said they are "trusting in the expertise" of the medical staff who are looking after him.

They said: "We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

Harry Potter stuntman David Holmes
Harry Potter stuntman David Holmes
"We are trusting in the expertise of the medical staff who are caring for David and would ask the media to please respect the privacy of our family while we concentrate on helping each other through this difficult time."

The incident is being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive.