The producer, Oisin Tymon, had said last month he would not press charges. The police in North Yorkshire, where the alleged attack took place, said the decision had been made after taking into consideration the views of other witnesses.
A spokesman for 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 center 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.”
Now that the threat of prosecution has been removed, other broadcasters may approach Clarkson. Among those thought to be interested in recruiting him are Netflix and U.K. commercial network ITV. Pay TV operator Sky has ruled itself out.