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Jeremy Clarkson may face police action after punching producer

Joseph McCormick March 25, 2015
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Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson may face police action after he verbally and physically attacked a producer.

According to the BBC, Clarkson used “derogatory and abusive language”, and physically assaulted producer Oisin Tymon for around 30 seconds.

The attack, which took place at Simonstone Hall Hotel, in North Yorkshire, was only stopped when an onlooker intervened, reports the BBC. Tymon drove himself to A&E with swelling and a split lip.

Now, pending an investigation, The 54-year-old may face police action “where necessary”.

In a statement, North Yorkshire Police said it “is liaising with the BBC regarding the alleged incident in North Yorkshire involving Jeremy Clarkson”.

“We have asked the BBC for the report which details the findings of their internal investigation into the matter.

“The information will be assessed appropriately and action will be taken by North Yorkshire Police where necessary.”

Speaking following the announcement, Tymon said:  “I’ve worked on Top Gear for almost a decade, a programme I love. Over that time Jeremy and I had a positive and successful working relationship, making some landmark projects together.

“He is a unique talent and I am well aware that many will be sorry his involvement in the show should end in this way.”

BBC director-general Lord Hall today confirmed that Clarkson had been sacked, following allegations that he punched a producer which emerged recently.

A petition set up by Guido Fawkes blogger on Change.org to bring back Clarkson has been signed by over a million people.

Clarkson has been accused of homophobia in the past.

He apologised last year for a tweet he sent containing a picture of himself with a sign saying “gay c*nt”.

Clarkson tweeted the image featuring fellow Top Gear host James May, along with the caption “Sadly, I fell asleep on the plane.

Piers Morgan tweeted to criticise the Top Gear presenter for the tweet, noting his “flabby neck”.

In 2010, Clarkson was criticised for appearing on the show with Alistair Campbell, and in a scene which was deleted saying: “I demand the right not to be bummed.”

Last week, Evan Davis asked the panelists at the PinkNews Debate who they thought should be the new host with some amusing results.

Related topics: Assault, attack, jeremy clarkson, oisin tymon, police, Top Gear

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