Dwarf Henederson – Martin Henderson was celebrating his birthday with friends last October when a drunk man picked him up and yelled “dwarf!” and then proceeded to toss him on the ground, White Horse pub in Wincanton, Somerset in England.
Having landed badly, his back and legs began to feel numb and he was taken to hospital for treatment. A scan revealed tissue damage to his back and he has been unable to walk properly since.
Henderson, who also suffers from spinal stenosis, has undergone a course of physiotherapy and treatment but now has to use a crutch to walk.
Doctors have told the actor, of Milborne Port, Somerset, that he may be wheelchair-bound for the rest of his life.
He recently broke his wrist in a fall after his legs gave way while trying to walk.
Police have appealed for help in tracing the attacker, described as around 5 ft 8 in, slim build with dark hair and wearing a hooded top and baseball cap. Henderson, who played a goblin alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and The Prisoner of Azkaban, said he had gone outside for a cigarette when the attack happened.
He added: “He did not say a word to me when he did it. He just came from behind me and picked me up. The next thing I knew I was just going through the air. I landed with a bump on the floor, turned around, but he had disappeared.
The incident happened about a month after England players visited the Altitude Bar which hosted the Mad Midget Weekender following their first match victory against Argentina during their unsuccessful World Cup campaign.
Bar staff denied that any dwarf throwing was involved on the night, which also saw Tindall caught on camera kissing a former girlfriend.
Henderson, who fears his condition will ruin his career, added: “The whole [England] team should be made to apologize for what they have done,” adding, “I think until someone steps out and says ‘this is not acceptable’, all dwarfs are under threat.”