Former 'Top Gear' presenter Jeremy Clarkson won't face charges
Some good news for Jeremy Clarkson: The former Top Gear host won’t be facing police charges following his “fracas” with one of the show’s producers, the BBC reports.
On March 25, the broadcaster announced it would not be renewing Clarkson’s contract following the physical altercation that took place between him and Oisin Tymon earlier in the month. Tymon did not want to press charges, but the North Yorkshire Police still had numerous parties to speak with in its investigation into the incident.
“Now that all the interviews are complete, we have properly established that there is no need for further police action,” the North Yorkshire Police said in a statement.
BBC Director-General Tony Hall included in his March 25 statement that the broadcaster wants to renew Top Gear for 2016, but it is unclear whether co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond will re-join the series. The BBC postponed events Clarkson was supposed to appear at on March 27 and 28, however the trio of presenters will go one with a series of live shows planned before Clarkson’s release. The BBC and its content have been dropped from the upcoming shows, and will continue as Clarkson, Hammond and May Live.
The broadcaster shelved the airing of future Top Gear episodes this season following the incident and has received death threats in response to Clarkson’s firing.