Chris Corbold, a top special effects expert who had worked on 11 Bond films and won an Oscar earlier this year for the special effects in the film Inception, was charged with failing to ensure the health and safety of those in his team during the filming of a stunt in Surrey for the 2008 Batman film, The Dark Knight. The stunt involved filming a car which flipped after travelling up a ramp. After completing three rehearsals without incident, on the first test run the car which was carrying cameraman Conway Wickliffe struck a pothole and collided with a tree. Mr Wickliffe had been leaning out of the car to film the stunt with a handheld camera and sustained fatal injuries in the incident. Mr Corbold was initially arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, but the police subsequently decided not to take any further action and the case was then passed to the HSE. The HSE argued that Mr Corbold had failed to ensure the health and safety of his team by properly assessing the task. However, Mr Corbold confirmed that all staff had been given a full safety briefing together with a detailed overview of the stunt itself. The jury at Guildford Crown Court took less than two hours to acquit Mr Corbold.