A stunt double for Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe suffered injuries yesterday during an explosion on set.

The Mirror newspaper reports that the man was rehearsing a flying sequence using a harness when he was sent plummeting by the blast.

The 25-year-old is reported to have been badly hurt in the accident. A source told the newspaper: "He told crew members who went to help him he couldn’t feel anything from the waist down. Everyone is just hoping he makes a good recovery. It has come as a terrible shock."

The stuntman was taken to hospital after paramedics were called to the scene. He was working on the set of the final movie in the series about the boy magician, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'.

A spokesman for the studio said: "We can confirm a member of the Harry Potter production was injured in an accident."