Police to investigate Jeremy Clarkson fracas

2015-03-26 14:51

Los Angeles - Jeremy Clarkson may face "action" from the police after being sacked by the BBC.

The 54-year-old presenter was axed as one of the hosts of Top Gear following an inquiry into an incident that took place between him and Oisin Tymon which resulted in the producer visiting A&E and it's now been revealed the police have asked the BBC for its report into the bust up and plan to quiz Clarkson over the attack.

A police statement said: "Action will be taken where necessary."

The broadcaster's director general Tony Hall announced that he felt he had ''little choice'' but to fire Clarkson after reading the results of BBC Scotland director Ken MacQuarrie's investigation into the incident and finding that he had "crossed a line".

The controversial star was reported to have launched a 20-minute verbal tirade of "derogatory and abusive language" at Tymon before engaging him in 30-second physical attack after the producer failed to provide him with a hot meal at a hotel in Yorkshire following a shoot.

Clarkson is said to have been unimpressed with the cold platter of meats and cheeses that was provided because the kitchen had already closed and demanded he be cooked a steak.

Hall announced that Clarkson - who is reported by the Daily Mirror to have called Tymon a "lazy Irish ****" before threatening to have him sacked and leaving him with a split lip - will not be handed another contract once his current deal expires at the end of the month.

He said: "I cannot condone what has happened on this occasion ... For me a line has been crossed. There cannot be one rule for one and one rule for another dictated by either rank, or public relations and commercial considerations."

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