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BBC cameraman injured while filming Jeremy Corbyn

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Media captionFootage filmed by the BBC cameraman shows the moment he is injured

A BBC cameraman was injured while filming Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaving his home.

The cameraman sustained injuries and has received treatment following the incident on Tuesday, the BBC said.

Mr Corbyn said there was a group of photographers outside his gate "pushing and shoving" and a camera fell to the ground "during the melee".

The Department for Transport says it is investigating claims that a Government Car Service driver was involved.

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Media captionJeremy Corbyn: "Nobody was hurt - I've no idea what damage was sustained by the camera"

Mr Corbyn called it a "very minor incident".

"He [the cameraman] then pulled the car door open just as we were pulling off, telling me his camera had fallen off... and I said I'm sorry about that but it's hardly my responsibility if you lot are pushing each other," Mr Corbyn said.

"Nobody was hurt - I've no idea what damage was sustained by the camera. End of story."

Footage from the incident filmed on Tuesday shows Mr Corbyn being greeted by supporters before the camera tumbles to the ground and a man is heard saying "that was a real shove".

A Department for Transport spokesman said: "We are looking at whether the driver was involved and the extent and nature of that involvement."

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