Tuesday, 26 September 2017

‘Threat’ to BBC boss

THE director-general of the BBC is reported to have received a death threat after dropping Top

THE director-general of the BBC is reported to have received a death threat after dropping Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

The threat, which was sent to Lord Hall via email, is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police.

Lord Hall, who has a home in Henley and whose son Will is a South Oxfordshire district councillor, said Clarkson’s contract would not be renewed after he punched a producer.

Hours later he received the threatening email and he and his wife were reported to have been put under 24-hour protection by security guards.

An internal inquiry found that Clarkson had subjected producer Oisin Tymon to an “unprovoked physical and verbal attack” at a North Yorkshire hotel. Lord Hall said the presenter had crossed a line.





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