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Dwarf made famous by Games of Thrones star dies five years after being thrown in horrific attack

Mirror logo Mirror 18/12/2016 Abigail O'Leary

Credits: © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: A dwarf who was mentioned by actor Peter Dinklage in his Golden Globes victory speech has died five years after being thrown outside a pub.

Martin Henderson was celebrating his 37th birthday at a pub, when he was picked up and thrown by a drunken yob while smoking a cigarette outside the venue.

The attack left Martin with back, leg and arm injuries and eventually needed the support of a walking frame.

Martin, who suffered with spinal stenosis, lost the strength in his back and legs.

In 2012, Martin was mentioned by Dinklage while he accepted his Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a TV series.

Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister in the hit series, asked people to Google Martin and read about the horrific attack which left him unable to freely walk.

Credits: HBO © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: HBO Martin found himself at a centre of a Twitter storm, as people across the world condemned the random attack, as reported by Somerset Live. 

Martin, from Milborne Port in Somerset, most recently drew media attention after two men allegedly broke into his home in the middle of the night, kidnapped him, and demanded he drive them to a cash machine.

He was allegedly made to drive to a bank on February 17, in Sherborne in his specially-adapted Ford Galaxy car.

At the time a neighbour said: "He's scared to live here now and has gone away for a few days. We moved here to get away from it all. I've never seen anything like this happen before here.

"It's very scary; there were armed police all over the courtyard the next day. I originally thought it was people just going upstairs."

Credits: © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Speaking this week, the same neighbour told Somerset Live: "He never came back after that incident. New people live in his old flat."

One man has been charged, jointly with another, for having robbed Mr Henderson of a mobile phone and a bottle of aftershave on February 17.

The man was also alleged, jointly with another, to have unlawfully and by force or fraud took or carried away Mr Henderson against his will on the same date. He will face a trial at some point in the new year.

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