No charges to be filed against Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson (Bang)
Jeremy Clarkson (Bang)

Jeremy Clarkson will not face charges for allegedly punching a ‘Top Gear’ producer.

Oisin Tymon was left with a split lip and had to take himself to A&E after the 54-year-old presenter attacked him both physically and verbally in a row over a platter of cold meats, but he’s now released a statement to insist he just wants to get back to work.

Paul Daniels, who is an employment lawyer at Slater and Gordon, revealed his client has told North Yorkshire Police that he doesn’t want to press charges following the incident which has seen Clarkson axed from the BBC motoring show.

He said: “I have been asked to issue a statement on behalf of my client Oisin Tymon regarding police enquiries in this matter.

“Mr Tymon has informed the police that he doesn’t want to press charges.

“The events of the last few weeks have been extremely unpleasant for everyone involved. The matter has taken a great toll on Oisin, his family and his friends.

“Quite simply, Mr Tymon just wishes to return now to the job at the BBC he loves, as soon as possible. Further, the BBC have, in his view, taken action with a view to addressing the issues at hand.

“Mr Tymon agrees with the BBC’s stated view that all parties should now be allowed to move on, so far as possible.”

The police recently said they had spoken to potential witnesses about the incident – in which Clarkson is said to have punched Tymon after he was told the kitchen at their hotel was closed and he wouldn’t be able to have a steak – as they had a “duty” to investigate whether an offence had been committed.