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

2015-04-07 16:00

London - 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 on 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 4 March 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-colour jokes, is one of the most watched programmes on the planet. It broadcasts to 214 territories worldwide and has an estimated global audience of 350 million.

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