Clarkson Escapes Police Action Over SteakGate

By Gary Cutlack on at

North Yorkshire Police have said they're not taking any further against Jeremy Clarkson, after the Top Gear presenter ended his BBC career in an unfortunate disagreement about whether or not sandwiches were an appropriate food for an important alpha male who'd been busy sitting down and driving a car all day.

Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon would appear to be Clarkson's saviour this time, with the man said to have been punched and abused by the presenter -- so much so that he drove himself to hospital -- saying he didn't wish to press charges. The North Yorkshire Police has explained: "Now that all the interviews are complete, we have properly established that there is no need for further police action."

That's not the end of the road for the Top Gear stalwart and his two leather-jacketed understudies, though. A series of global Top Gear Live events planned for later this year will still go ahead, with Clarkson continuing to stand between his two weaker henchmen to deliver his thoughts on cars, bicycles, the environment, immigration and more, but the BBC and Top Gear branding will be removed -- leaving the tour known simply as Clarkson, Hammond and May Live. [Sky News]

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