Man attacked by Clarkson will not press charges

The Top Gear producer who suffered swelling and bleeding to his lip after a physical attack by Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he will not press charges.

Oisin Tymon, 36, was also subjected to a prolonged verbal tirade during the ‘fracas’ that has cost Clarkson his job on the BBC’s successful motoring show that is franchised on a worldwide basis.

In a statement, Tymon's lawyer 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."

As a result of the 30-second physical attack, the BBC's director-general Lord Tony Hall, opted not renew Clarkson's contract.

North Yorkshire Police is still investigating the incident after complaints from the public, and a spokesman said: "Inquiries are ongoing."

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