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Oisin Tymon has told police he doesn't want to press charges against Clarkson

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Tymon has told North Yorkshire Police he does not want to take any further action against Clarkson
Tymon has told North Yorkshire Police he does not want to take any further action against Clarkson

The Top Gear producer attacked by Jeremy Clarkson in a fracas which cost the BBC presenter his job has said he does not want to press charges against his former colleague.

Oisin Tymon has told North Yorkshire Police he does not want to take any further action against Clarkson, who was this week told his Top Gear contract will not been renewed by the BBC after an angry and lengthy tirade in a hotel over food.

Mr Tymon's lawyer, Paul Daniels, today issued a statement in which he said: "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."

North Yorkshire Police said they had been contacted by ''concerned members of the public'', asking what action they were taking in relation to Clarkson.

The force said in a statement: ''No-one who was present at the hotel during the incident came forward to report an offence to the police. Nonetheless, we have a duty to investigate where we believe an offence might have been committed, and that is what we have been doing with this case.

''We have already spoken to some people who were in the hotel at the time, but there are still others we need to speak to, who could help us to determine exactly what happened.

''Also, as is usual in these circumstances, we have made contact with Mr Tymon through his lawyers, to ask him to speak to us so we can ascertain how he wishes to pursue this matter.

''When these routine inquiries are completed, we will be able to assess whether or not further action needs to be taken from a police perspective.

''Meanwhile, we'd like to reassure the public that the matter is in hand, and we are dealing with it responsibly and proportionately.''

Outspoken presenter Clarkson received widespread public support - including from his friend, Prime Minister David Cameron - in the aftermath of the fracas while one million people signed a petition calling for the BBC to reinstate him.