Jeremy Clarkson will face no further action by North Yorkshire Police over the "fracas" that cost him his BBC job as Top Gear presenter.

Clarkson was sacked from the flagship BBC show on 25 March following an internal investigation into the incident at Simonstone Hall in north Yorkshire.

Police requested the BBC send an internal report into the incident, which allegedly saw Clarkson berate producer Oisin Tymon and threaten to have him sacked before becoming embroiled in a 30-second physical "fracas".

In a statement, North Yorkshire Police said: "North Yorkshire Police has now completed its routine enquiries following the incident at Hawes involving Mr Jeremy Clarkson, and we will not be pursuing this matter any further. North Yorkshire Police takes a thorough and victim-led approach to all investigations.

"Last week, the person at the centre of the incident, Mr Tymon, said that he did not wish the police to take action on his behalf. However, at that point we still needed to speak to some members of the public who were present at the time of the incident, who had been affected by the event, and whose views also needed to be considered.

"Now that all the interviews are complete, we have properly established that there is no need for further police action."

The BBC decided to cancel episodes eight and 12 from the current series even though reports claim there is enough footage for the episodes.

The fate of co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May still hangs in the balance after the pair publicly backed their friend.

May suggested they would not return to the show after Clarkson was dismissed. He said: "I think we're very much the three of us as a package, it works for very complicated reasons that a lot of people don't fully understand."