Police and paramedics were called out to reports of a man covered in blood and staggering close to a canal…
Officers and ambulance crews rushed to the Aire and Calder canal near Stanley Ferry in Wakefield, West Yorks., on Tuesday but found the reportedly injured man was in fact an actor…
Officers from Normanton neighbourhood police team updated tweeted: “PC Saxon and PC Winfield have attended the canal between Stanley Ferry and Eastmoor in company with ambulance to reports of a male covered in blood staggering around.
“Once they arrived they located a group of film makers in the last day of filming a Zombie movie with some very realistic makeup on show.”
Nicola Morter, 31, of Barnsley, South Yorks., is producing The Eschatrilogy for Safehouse Pictures UK which she co-founded with partner Damian.
She said the incident happened as around 30 actors and extras were made up as zombies on the last day of a five-day shoot.
She said: “The zombies were walking across a bridge over the canal. I’m guessing either a dog walker or someone driving past has spotted one…
“The zombies do look good. They are very old school. They are rotting, covered in bites, blood and mud and do look scary.”
PC Tim Saxon said…”We were worried about finding the person as quickly as possible while looking after our own safety. We had to walk through fields and didn’t know what it was we would find.
“Then suddenly we saw nine zombies and a film crew and they had some very realistic make-up.
“It was a relief no one was injured and we would prefer to be safe than sorry. They were just as surprised to see us and were quite jovial.”