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North Yorkshire Police has now completed its enquiries following the incident at Hawes involving TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson. He will face no further police action over his attack on a Top Gear producer at a hotel.
Last week, the person at the centre of the incident, Mr Tymon, said that he did not want police to take action on his behalf.
Now that all routine interviews are complete, no further police action will take place.
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A spokesperson from North Yorkshire Police said today:
“Earlier this week we made contact with Mr Tymon’s lawyers to ask for his views on the incident at Simonstone Hall, and how – as the central person in this matter - he wished us to proceed.
“This morning we received a letter from Mr Tymon’s lawyers indicating that he does not wish the police to pursue an investigation on his behalf.
“We understand the letter was also issued to the media.
“We are grateful to Mr Tymon for clarifying his position, as we can now take this fully into account. This is North Yorkshire Police’s usual approach.
“We have some final interviews to complete with guests who witnessed the incident as their perspectives also need to be considered.
“When these conversations are complete, we will issue a statement on our website as appropriate.”
Oisin Tymon, the Top Gear producer punched by Jeremy Clarkson during a row over food, has told North Yorkshire Police he does not want to press charges, his lawyer Paul Daniels has said.
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 are still investigating the incident. A spokesman said: "Inquiries are ongoing."
Returning to his home shortly after 3.30pm, Clarkson refused to answer when asked if he was worried about being arrested.
Instead, he said: "All I would like to say is ... I wish people would leave Oisin alone because none of this was his fault."