Sacked 'Top Gear' presenter Jeremy Clarkson could face police action over his unprovoked attack that left a colleague bleeding and cost him his job, bringing an end to the broadcaster's 37-year-long BBC career.
BBC director general Tony Hall said with a heavy heart and "great regret" he had decided not to renew Clarkson's contract as the controversial star of the motoring show had "crossed a line" which left him with no alternative.
Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson dropped over attack on producer: BBC
North Yorkshire Police has requested a copy of the BBC probe report that concluded Clarkson (54) was responsible for an "unprovoked physical and verbal attack" on the programme's producer, Oisin Tymon, who had sought hospital treatment after the attack.
Clarkson, one of the BBC's most popular stars, had attacked Tymon after he could not have steak and chips following a day's filming because the hotel where they were staying had stop serving hot food.