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.