Harry Potter star Sir Michael Gambon faces £550k lawsuit after crunching barrister's ankle with Land Rover

HARRY Potter star Sir Michael Gambon is being sued for running over a barrister’s foot.

The actor did not notice when his Land Rover crunched Toby Clouston’s ankle as he sat on his bicycle.

Sir Michael, 80, is now facing a £55,000 lawsuit after his victim claimed he suffered a broken ankle, ligament damage and permanent mental anxiety.

Mr Clouston, 39, claims the two-ton 4×4 rolled over him outside his home in Shepherds Bush, West London, in April 2017.

The stage, TV and movie veteran, who plays Hogwarts head Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, carried on driving until Mr Clouston screamed at him to stop.

In papers lodged with Central London county court, Tom Collins, for Mr Clouston, said: “The Land Rover which was being driven by Sir Michael Gambon drove into Mr Clouston, running over his right foot.

“As a result he fell to his left with the bicycle between his legs and into a parked car.

“Sir Michael continued to proceed along the road until Mr Clouston managed to attract his attention.”

He added that Mr Clouston, an in-house barrister for an aviation company, now has difficulties exercising and standing. He also said he has “travel anxieties” and worries about cars while cycling.

Mr Collins said his condition is “likely to be permanent”.

He said there had been an “admission of liability” on behalf of Sir Michael by his insurers.

But the court heard that the insurers do not accept Mr Clouston’s account and may call their own medical experts to check his claims.

The case continues.

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