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Rowan Atkinson leaves hospital

Actor Rowan Atkinson has been discharged from hospital after a road accident.

Atkinson left Peterborough City Hospital via a back door flanked by four security guards, but did not comment.

Security guards escorting the star, who was in a wheelchair, tussled with a cameraman as he left in a Harley Street private ambulance.

Atkinson is believed to have suffered a shoulder injury after his high-performance car crashed on the A605 in Haddon, Cambridgeshire, on Thursday night.

The 56-year-old Blackadder and Mr Bean star was reportedly driving a McLaren F1 supercar when it spun around several times, ran into a tree and a lamppost and caught fire.

The actor is said to have walked from the vehicle and was with a passing motorist until emergency services arrived.

A spokesman for the actor confirmed he had been involved in an accident but said he would not be commenting at this stage.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokeswoman confirmed Atkinson was routinely breathalysed at the scene and she added that criminal charges are not being considered.

Atkinson, known to be a car enthusiast, recently topped the leader's board on Top Gear's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car contest. The star notched up the fastest time on the show, completing the circuit in 1 minute 42.2 seconds.

In a clip of the show uploaded on to YouTube by the BBC on July 22, Atkinson said people would "assume that in the reasonably priced car I will be very good when there's absolutely no guarantee of that whatsoever".


From Belfast Telegraph