Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson will not face police action over the incident that cost him his job with the car show. Clarkson’s contract was not renewed after he was found by a BBC investigation to have verbally and physically assaulted producer Oison Tymon at a North Yorkshire hotel.
A spokesman for North Yorkshire police said: “North Yorkshire police has now completed its routine inquiries following the incident at Hawes involving Mr. Jeremy Clarkson, and we will not be pursuing this matter any further.
“North Yorkshire police takes a thorough and victim-led approach to all investigations.
“Last week, the person at the center of the incident, Mr. Tymon, said that he did not wish the police to take action on his behalf. However, at that point we still needed to speak to some members of the public who were present at the time of the incident, who had been affected by the event, and whose views also needed to be considered.
“Now that all the interviews are complete, we have properly established that there is no need for further police action.”
With the cloud of police prosecution no longer hovering over him, Clarkson may now be able to move forward with negotiations with broadcasters. While Clarkson remains a big draw amongst his favoured demographic, some broadcasters such as Sky have already ruled out any post-BBC deals with the presenter. Netflix remains one possibility, although the SVOD giant has refused to comment on speculation tying them to Clarkson.