A stuntman who was left with severe head injuries following a fall at Warner Bros Studios has been named.

Production of the Fast and Furious 9 film was halted after a stuntman was injured on the movie set at the Leavesden studios yesterday (July 22).

According to Mirror Online, the injured stuntman has been named as Joe Watts.

The national news website reported that a Facebook post from his partner Tilly Powell stated he had been placed in an induced coma. The post has since been deleted.

Paramedics and an air ambulance were called to the set in Leavesden just before midday.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Constabulary said: "Police were called shortly before noon today following an incident at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.

"It was reported that a man had been injured while working at the location and sustained serious injuries.

"The air ambulance attended and police officers are currently on scene to assist and carry out initial enquiries."

The film stars franchise regulars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, and is due for release in 2020.

It is the fourth time the studios has hit the headlines in just over a month.

A film worker sustained a small stab wound to the neck following an incident on the set of The Witches on June 19. Police confirmed the men were known to each other.

On July 11, up to 18 crews spent the day tackling a huge fire on the set of upcoming HBO series Avenue 5. A blaze broke out late on July 10 inside P Stage. No one was injured.

This week, it was revealed that police and the studios had launched an investigation after shards of glass and pins were found in muffins which were due to be sold at the cafes on the site.

The discovery was made on July 17 before any contaminated food was served to customers, studio bosses said.