UK police say they won't charge Jeremy Clarkson in fracas

AP News
Posted: Apr 07, 2015 7:40 AM

LONDON (AP) — North Yorkshire police say they won't charge former "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson for striking a producer while filming on location.

The force said Tuesday it had completed its inquiries and wouldn't be pursuing the matter after interviewing witnesses. The producer, Oisin Tymon, has said he doesn't want to press charges after the March 4 verbal and physical assault that left him with a split lip.

The BBC decided it would not renew Clarkson's contract after the fracas.

The show, built around fast cars and off-color jokes, is one of the most watched programs on the planet. It broadcasts to 214 territories worldwide and has an estimated global audience of 350 million.